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Technology Transfer

     Under the direction of the AFS Division Council, 88 Technical Committees, comprised of more than 800 volunteer AFS members, are leading the way in technology development and transfer.
     The AFS Technical Division coordinates the technical program for the annual Metalcasting Congress.
     AFS Research recommends and develops several research projects each year.
     The full-time staff of the AFS Technical Department regularly respond to "hotline" requests for technical and operational assistance.
     The AFS Library is the most complete library of metalcasting technology available in the English language. Information is available trough technical literature searches, information retrieval, viddeotapes and compiled literature series.

Education & Training

     The Cast Metals Institute, the educational arm of AFS, provides more than 80 courses throughout the year, covering nearly every aspect of the metalcasting process and industry.
     AFS Special Publications offers metalcasters, design engineers and casting buyers a wealth of information through the publication of books and special reports.
     The annual Metalcasting Congress provides metalcasters with the latest innovations in technology and service available to the industry.
     CastExpo, held every third year in conjunction with the Metalcasting Congress, provides access to the latest in metalcasting equipment, processes, supplies and services.
     Tecnical, management and government advocacy conferences are held each year to keep metalcasters informed of the latest developments in management training, legislative issues and technological innovations.

Government Advocacy

     The AFS Washington office monitos the activities of congressional committees, subcommittees and governmental agencies. AFS, with its chapters and state metalcasting associations, works to provide proactive representation on industry issues. AFS also works with government agencies to set reasonable environmental standards, determine acceptable ways of disposing or reusing waste metalcasting material and impact proposed legislation.
     The annual Government Affairs Conference offers metalcasters a unique opportunity to be proactive in their government by scheduling face time with their state leaders.
     The annual Environmental, Health & Safety Conference offers metalcasters the opportunity to learn about the latest legislative and regulatory standards.

Management Services

     Human Resources: AFS provides assistance and information in the areas of personnel, employee relations and management. The annual Labor Relations & Human Resources Conference offers HR professionals the latest information and best management practices for dealing with employee issues.
     Marketing: The biennial Marketing & Selling of Castings Conference offers marketing professionals a unique opportunity to learn more about market trends, forecasts and shifts in the domestic and global metalcasting market.
     AFS regularly publishes several management surveys and reports each year to provide metalcasters with the latest information on operational costs, wages, benefits, and  market forecasts.

Industry Marketing

     The Marketing Division regularly attends trade shows to promote the use of castings in engineering designs.

Casting Design/Sourcing Assistance

     AFS offers assistance to casting buyers and design engineers through publications, courses and special conferences to educate the end users on the benefits of castings as well as provide design tips and assistance.

Will Shambley
Committee Chair 2020:
Vice Chairman
Chris Leuteritz
Committee Chair 2020:
Past Chairman
Ed Marczyszak
Committee Chair 2020:
“Historical Wisdom”
Karl Nye
Committee Chair 2020:
Tim Caligan
Committee Chair 2020:
Publicity / Newsletter

Tom Perkins
Committee Chair 2020:
Holiday Social
Brian White
Committee Chair 2020:
Golf Outing
James Lagrant
Committee Chair 2020:
FEF Board Member, Education
Frank DeRubies Mitch Toloczko Carl Soderhjelm
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