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CALENDAR APRIL 25-27


121st Metalcasting Congress AFS


WISCONSIN CENTER MILWAUKEE


Join your fellow casting professionals and designers and buyers of castings in the heart of the industry at the 121st Metalcasting Congress in Milwaukee, for discussions and discovery of the ever-evolving world of metalcasting. Register online at www.metalcastingcongress.org.


MAY 9-10


Practical Cupola: Design, Refractory, Charge Material & Operation Workshop AFS CHARLOTTE , NORTH CAROLINA


This two-day seminar is for metalcasting facility engineers and managers, metal- lurgists, metallurgical technicians, super- visors, cupola operators, melting foremen and trainees with an emphasis on funda- mental principles of cupola melting and combustion in terms of design, refractory, charge material and operation.


MAY 17-19


Hands-On Intro to Metalcasting AFS & THE INSTITUTE Pittsburg State University PITTSBURG, KANSAS


This three-day laboratory course, held at Pittsburg State University, introduces the process of metalcasting. It provides a broad picture of what happens in a cast- ing production facility, while illustrating the technology, variables and complexity involved in producing a casting.


MAY 24-25


Design & Optimization for 3-D Sand Printing AFS & THE INSTITUTE LEETONIA, OHIO


This course focuses on designing cast- ings for the 3-D sand printing process, as well as optimizing existing designs to take advantage of the unique capabilities afforded.


JUNE 7-8


Aluminum Melting 201 AFS & THE INSTITUTE PLATTEVILLE, WISCONSIN


This two-day laboratory course, held at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, intro- duces the basic principles and practices of aluminum melting for use in castings.


JUNE 13 Steel 101


AFS & THE INSTITUTE SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS


This course provides participants an introduction covering the characteristics and properties of steel, alloying elements and grades of steel, heat treatment, quality control, as well as considerations for work- ing with steel cast parts.


JUNE 14-15


Casting Defect Analysis AFS & THE INSTITUTE SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS


In order to determine the true root cause of a casting defect and select the proper corrective action, a systematic evaluation method must be applied.


JUNE 20-21


Government Affairs Fly-In AFS HYATT REGENCY WASHINGTON HOTEL ON CAPITOL HILL WASHINGTON, D.C.


This is the premiere legislative conference for metalcasters to learn about the top federal issues affecting our industry and meet with lawmakers and their staff. FOX News All-Star Stephen Hayes will keynote the event.


JUNE 20-21


Green Sand Molding 201 AFS & THE INSTITUTE SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS


This course provides participants with the next level of knowledge related to the sand molding processes used within green sand foundries.


JUNE 27-28


Copper Metallurgy 201 AFS & THE INSTITUTE SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS


This 2-day laboratory course, held at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, intro- duces the basic principles and practices of aluminum melting for use in castings.


SEPTEMBER 17-19


2017 Foundry Executive and Leadership Conference


STOWE, VERMONT


Plan to join us in Vermont for the metalcasting industry’s premiere leadership conference.


OCTOBER 16-18


AFS Conference on Sand Casting Technology & Materials AFS


Hilton Indianapolis


Hear from leading experts in green sand molding and chemically bonded molds and cores, benchmark best practices with other foundries, and learn the newest research and technological developments.


OCTOBER 29-30


2017 Environmental 101 Seminar AFS


Hyatt Regency BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA


The seminar will provide a basic under- standing of environmental issues and concerns in a metalcasting facility.


OCT. 31- NOV. 2


29th Environmental, Health & Safety Conference AFS


Hyatt Regency BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA


Stay on top of the environmental, occupa- tional health and safety issues that will af- fect the metalcasting industry in the coming year. Prepare your facility now to meet new standards.


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