"Students are our future. If we don’t work with the students and engage them and grow that and foster that passion for our industry, we don’t have a future, so it’s important for us to bring the students into the fold as soon as possible. And let’s face it: one of the advantages that we have is metalcasting is really cool. When you see molten metal for the first time, you’re hooked for life."
AFS Past Technical Council Chair
Vice President of Research & Development
Applied Process, Inc.
The American Foundry Society (AFS) has prepared several resources to be used with students of varying ages to plant the seeds to develop, grow and sustain the industry and necessary talent. Without cultivating new talent, the industry will not be able to remain competitive in today’s global manufacturing environment. AFS chapters, groups, teachers and even parents can draw upon this web page to spotlight the metalcasting industry and have fun while doing it!
IJMC-FEF Student Research Competition