AFS President Bye wins STEP Ahead Award

American Foundry Society President Jean Bye (Dotson Iron Castings, Mankato, Minnesota) has been announced as a winner of the STEP Ahead Award from The Manufacturing Institute.

Lizeth Medina Balliet, left, and Jean Bye pose with their STEP Ahead Awards April 11 in Washington, D.C.

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Host a congressional visit at your foundry this spring

Metalcasters have significant opportunities in the next few weeks to educate congressional lawmakers about the importance of the industry.

These opportunities are Congressional recesses, April 15-27 and May 27-31, when representatives and senators are back in their states and districts,…

Benchmark your business — Take an additive manufacturing survey

How well has the foundry industry adopted 3D printing technologies? How many foundries are currently using additive manufacturing? Are you ahead or lagging behind your peers?

AFS is assisting the University of Northern Iowa in collecting data to better understand how metalcasters have…

AFS research seeks to improve steel casting quality

Ongoing AFS-sponsored research seeks to address costly inclusion defects that plague steel casting production by exploring how various gating designs affect filling conditions and casting quality.

Principal investigator Laura Bartlett and her team at Missouri University of Science and…

AFS recognized by FEF for corporate support

The American Foundry Society is proud to have been recognized with an award from the Foundry Educational Foundation for its corporate support of FEF. 

AFS recently achieved the Chromium Level of FEF’s corporate giving program. AFS is committed to backing FEF’s mission of providing…

Karl Rove to keynote AFS Government Affairs Fly-In

Political strategist and former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 AFS Government Affairs Fly-In, June 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

Rove is widely credited with winning two presidential elections for George W. Bush. During his keynote, he…

AFS opposes proposed hike in costs to finance equipment and machinery

The American Foundry Society (AFS) opposes a Treasury Department proposal that would make it more expensive for manufacturers, including metalcasters, to finance the purchase of depreciable equipment by limiting interest deductions four years earlier than Congress intended.

Speaking up…

AFS exceeds 900 corporate members, welcomes new businesses

The American Foundry Society’s corporate membership has grown to more than 900 for the first time in more than a decade. This base of corporate members includes foundries, industry suppliers, and purchasers of castings who have chosen to align themselves with AFS. 

“AFS is doing…

What are the Future Directions in Steel Castings?

The American Foundry Society will sponsor a steel-castings workshop this July for the first time in more than 15 years. As technological advancements and other developments continue to shape steel casting, this one-day workshop will explore emerging trends in steel.

Future Directions in…

Milwaukee, Columbus to hold North America’s largest metalcasting events

The American Foundry Society, a dynamic trade and professional association serving the $33 billion metalcasting industry, has chosen Milwaukee and Columbus as host cities for Metalcasting Congress 2021 and CastExpo 2022, respectively.

Milwaukee will host the 125th Metalcasting Congress…