Previous CastExpo 2022

Connecting Suppliers, Metalcasters & Casting Buyers

April 23-26, 2022

CastExpo 2022:
Future Directions in Metalcasting

It’s back: CastExpo returns, live and in person, to the Greater Columbus Convention Center on April 23-26, 2022. Register here.

The Future of Metalcasting will be on display at CastExpo 2022, North America’s largest metalcasting trade show and industry event. See new technologies. Explore emerging trends. Discuss the ideas shaping this dynamic $44 billion industry.

Technological Advances on Display
▸ Who Should Exhibit?
▸ About Exhibits
▸ Metalcaster Exhibits
▸ Industry Supplier Exhibits
▸ Sponsorships Opportunities

For Thinkers, Doers, & Innovators
▸ Who Should Attend CastExpo?
▸ Attendees
▸ Casting Designers & Buyers
▸ Students

▸ Show Guide
▸ Register

Technological Advances on Display
▸ What is CastExpo?
▸ Where is CastExpo?
▸ Keynote Speakers
▸ Hotels and Transportation

▸ CastExpo 2022 Show Hours



CastExpo is a trade show and congress serving the worldwide metalcasting supply chain. Held once every three years by the American Foundry Society, this event draws thousands of foundry professionals for four days of business, networking, and knowledge-sharing. Exhibits, presentations, and featured events at CastExpo incorporate every major alloy, process, and related foundry and manufacturing topic:

▸ Advanced Process Automation ▸ Advanced Robotics ▸ Additive Manufacturing
▸ Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning ▸ Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality ▸ Big Data and Analytics
▸ Casting Conversions ▸ Cybersecurity ▸ Defect Elimination & Casting Quality
▸ Design Optimization & Light-Weighting ▸ Energy Efficiency ▸ Environment, Health & Safety
▸ Foundry Equipment: New for 2022 ▸ Future Leaders in Metalcasting ▸ Industrial Internet of Things
▸ Insurance, Financial Solutions & Consulting ▸ Machining and Finishing ▸ Metallurgy & Melt Quality
▸ Molds, Binders & Additives ▸ Public Policy & Regulation ▸ Research Findings
▸ Reshoring ▸ Sand Quality ▸ Simulation
▸ Supply Chain & Logistics ▸ Wearable Technologies ▸ Women in Metalcasting
▸ Workforce Success ▸ And More  



CastExpo attracts the full spectrum of attendees from across the industry:

  • Owners, CEOs and COOs
  • Plant Managers
  • Engineers, Maintenance Experts, Line Managers and Technicians
  • Human Resources Directors and Office Personnel
  • Casting Buyers, Designers and Specifiers
  • Sales Managers and Manufacturers Reps
  • Educators, Career Counselors and Students

They view the latest equipment, sign new deals, network and reconnect with peers as well as prospects, and learn about the latest advancements in metalcasting through technical and management sessions.



Every company that serves – or aims to serve – the $44 billion metalcasting industry should exhibit at this major event. Worldwide suppliers to the foundry industry, as well as North American metalcasters, are invited to market their products and services to CastExpo’s well-qualified audience of customers and prospects.



Located in the heart of Ohio, one of North America’s largest metalcasting hubs,  Columbus anchors a vibrant metropolis of more than 2 million people. Known for its powerful manufacturing and entrepreneurial base, the city is also home to world-class universities, museums, sporting events, and historic neighborhoods. The Greater Columbus Convention Center, CastExpo 2022's host, is a modern event space in downtown Columbus. 

Columbus is served by frequent flights to and from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Rickenbacker International Airport. The city is also easily accessible by car – it’s less than 500 miles from Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, Windsor, Toronto, Lancaster, Erie, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Rochester, New York, Baltimore, Richmond, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Charlotte, Louisville, Atlanta, and Nashville.



Your health is our priority, so CastExpo has partnered with the Greater Columbus Convention Center to ensure a clean, safe venue to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses. Learn more here.

AFS and the Convention Center are taking reasonable health and safety measures—for you, other attendees, exhibitors, and staff. While participating in CastExpo-related activities, you must comply with all state, local and facility policies in effect at that time and follow all posted instructions. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. By registering for CastExpo, you acknowledge that participation in CastExpo-related activities brings some risk and you hereby assume responsibility for your own well-being. You consent to follow all protocols in effect and required by AFS, CDC, the Convention Center and governing authorities; failure to comply with such policies is sufficient grounds to be excluded from the event and you hereby consent in advance to exit the event, without protest or refund, upon request by AFS, show management, or an event authority due to refusal to follow said protocols. As a condition of participation in CastExpo 2022, you waive any rights against, and release and hold harmless, AFS and any of its officers, employees, affiliates, contractors, agents, heirs, legal successors, and assigns from any and all claims, suits, demands, losses, damages, expenses, or liability that may arise from your presence at the premises.  In the event that you or your family member becomes ill, is injured, or suffers complications due to Covid-19, allegedly as a result of participation in CastExpo 2022, you agree to release and hold harmless AFS in the same manner and to the same extent set forth above.

  • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Columbus, OH
  • April 23-26, 2022
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