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AFS NEWS CALENDAR JULY 31-AUGUST 1


Gating & Riser Design 201 SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS


This course is a continuation of Gating & Riser Design 101 with an emphasis on application of sands,


chill, sleeves, other thermal control properties, fluid flow principles and filtration.


AUGUST 13-14


AFS Chapter Officers Conference SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS


The AFS Chapter Officers Confer- ence helps volunteer leaders learn about the tools and resources avail- able to them through AFS as well as learn best practices from other AFS chapters around the country.


AUGUST 14


What Impact Will 3D Printing Have on Investment Casting? AFS MEMBERS ONLY WEBINAR


In the past few years, the number of manufacturers of metal addi- tive manufacturing systems has ballooned from less than 10 to more than 30 and new ones seem to ap- pear every month. Some have fore- cast that metal printing will become the dominant method of creating metal parts. Will metal printing make investment casting obsolete?


AUGUST 20-21


2018 International Cast Iron Inoculation Conference


Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY


Leading experts in the cast iron industry will discuss all aspects of iron inoculation and how it relates to iron quality and performance.


SEPTEMBER 10-13


Additive Manufacturing for Metalcasting


Louisville Marriott Downtown LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY


This conference on additive manufacturing and 3D printing will focus on how these new, emerg- ing technologies are being utilized in the foundry to produce cast components.


SEPTEMBER 16-18


2018 Foundry Leadership Conference Omni Amelia Island Plantation & Resort AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA


The AFS Foundry Leadership Confer- ence, formerly the Foundry Executive Conference, is the North American metalcasting industry’s premier leadership conference. Metalcast- ers, suppliers and purchasers in leadership positions—not just C-suite executives—are encouraged to attend.


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