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  • December 1 – 2, 2015 : Introduction to Metalcasting #18-16

    This course introduces the process of metalcasting. It provides a broad picture of what happens in a casting production facility, while illustrating the technology, variables and complexity involved in producing a casting. It covers casting design, alloy selection, process selection, design of the gating system, pouring and shakeout methods, cleaning and finishing methods, quality assurance, and key safety and environmental regulations.

  • December 16, 2015 : AFS/CMI Finance Committee Meeting

  • January 31 – February 1, 2016 : AFS/CMI Board of Directors Meeting

  • February 2 – 3, 2016 : Casting Supplier Auditing #19-16

    This course will review the methods supply chain personnel need to utilize to effectively perform audits of metalcasting facilities. Topics covered will include: an overview of the audit process; determining audit requirements; developing and preparing to perform an audit; and closing the audit loop. Held at a Lodge Mfg., participants will spend the better part of the second class day auditing several different areas of the foundry as part of this interactive and hands-on course. In addition, the course registration fee includes a networking dinner February 2. This course is only open to employees from companies who design and/or purchase metalcastings, and class size is limited to 20 participants.

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Fourth Edition of Health and Safety Guides Available

The AFS Healthy and Safety Committee (10-Q) created the newest edition of the guides to provide metalcasters with updated information necessary to determine, evaluate and control potential hazards. The committee members are all experts in health and safety, holding certifications in multiple areas.

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  • 09/30/2015: Environmental, Health and Safety Manager - Bremen Castings, Inc. - Bremen, IN

    Environmental, Health and Safety ManagerBremen Castings, a gray and ductile iron foundry, serving customer needs since 1939. We place a high priority on our Environmental, Health and Safety Programs.We are looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented individual who possesses strong verbal ...

  • 09/25/2015: Foundry Engineer - Confidential - , WI

    An established Wisconsin steel foundry is seeking an experienced foundry engineer to perform technical assignments using proprietary manufacturing engineering practices and principles.  This position will aid in the design and implementation of manufacturing methods and processes that support the ...

  • 09/25/2015: Foundry Engineer - Accurate Specialties Inc - Waukesha, WI

    Casting/Foundry EngineerCompany OverviewAccurate Specialties Inc, a Fisher Barton Company, is North America's leading bronze gear blank manufacturer. Our innovative, integrated manufacturing plant supports our specialties in chill casting, centrifugal casting, and spuncast gear blanks. As a full-service ...

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