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  • January 28 – 29, 2015 : Introduction to Metalcasting #17-15

    The course has reached capacity, and no additional registrations are being accepted. Please contact Customer Service if you would like to be notified when the next course is scheduled. 800-537-4237

    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.

  • January 28, 2015 : 4M Committee Meeting

  • February 2 – 3, 2015 : Metalcasting Supply Chain Summit

  • February 3 – 4, 2015 : Metalcasting Design Summit

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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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    2015 AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends

    Member Price: $525.00     Non-member Price: $700.00

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    AFS Industry Job Descriptions

    Member Price: $749.00     Non-member Price: $999.00

    Job descriptions establish the foundation for all that gets accomplished in your organization. The AFS Industry Job Descriptions have been revised and expanded, now containing nearly 300 metalcasting-specific sample job descriptions, offering a wide variety of industry-specific positions. This compilation includes hard copies of the job descriptions, as well as a CD-ROM that contains all the documents in MS Office Word format, which allows you to tailor each description to fit your organization's needs. Job titles are listed in alphabetical order and by department, making it easy to find what you need.

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    Principles of Metal Casting 3rd Edition

    Member Price: $80.00     Non-member Price: $100.00

    The definitive metal casting resource--fully updated. Written by prominent industry experts, Principles of Metal Casting, Third Edition, addresses the latest advances in the field such as melting, casting processes, sand systems, alloy development, heat treatment, and processing technologies. New chapters cover solidification modeling, casting defects, and zinc and zinc alloys. Detailed photographs, illustrations, tables, and equations are included throughout. Ideal for students and researchers in metallurgy and foundry science as well as foundry industry professionals, this authoritative guide provides all of the information needed to produce premium-quality castings.

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  • 01/21/2015: Foundry Department Manager (1st shift) - Watry Industries LLC - WI

    Flexibility of OTExtended hoursM-F (7am-5pm)Working several SaturdaysKnowledge of schedulingemployees and machinesFoundry experienceExcel and computer knowledgeSupervising 40-50employees on 1stshift and 2 leads and 2 supervisorsCommunication skillsEducation a plusPossibly fluent in Spanish (a plus ...

  • 01/19/2015: Foundry Engineer - Decatur Foundry, Inc. - Decatur, IL

    Job SummaryDFI is a gray/ductile iron foundry located in central Illinois and we are searching for an individual to manage the resolution of production issues related to tooling and to maintain tooling to optimize production efficiency, ensure dimensional accuracy and minimize scrap and rework; ...

  • 01/19/2015: Foundry Engineering Production Manager - The Service Manufacturing Group - NY

    - Person with passion for foundry sustainability and growth- Proven talent in the design and manufacture of aluminum, brass and bronze permanent and sand casted molds and the manufacturing process for production of casted parts- Knowledge to lead company in best mfg., QC and sustainability practices- ...

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Magazines & Multimedia

Modern Casting

Modern Casting

Up to date technology, business practices, and news in the metalcasting industry

MetalCasting Design and Purchasing

MetalCasting Design & Purchasing

For metalcasting buyers and design engineers

International Journal of Metalcasting

International Journal of Metalcasting

Dedicated to leading the transfer of research and technology

Global Casting

Global Casting

Providing a global perspective on metalcasting, including news, features, and technology from all regions of the world