Mexico CIC

For the first time, our friends in Mexico organized and presented a smaller version of the USA CIC, which was recently held at Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo. To read more and see photos, click here.

VA Tech Donation from Piedmont

VATech-PiedmontThe American Foundry Society’s (AFS) Piedmont Chapter donated $24,000 on June 27 in support of the Virginia Tech Foundry Institute for Research and Education (VT FIRE) and the foundry at Virginia Tech University.. To read more, go to - Posted 8/28/13




MS&T Open Foundry - 02-2013

MS-T--openfoundryThe AFS Student Chapter of Missouri University of Science & Technology frequently hosts an "open foundry" activity for students who want to see what metal casting is all about. One of the recent activities was recorded and posted on YouTube. To view the video, go to - Posted 6/10/13




Pitt State - MPI Donation

MPI, the worldwide leader in wax-room equipment has furthered its commitment to education in the investment casting industry by donating a 25-ton wax injector to the manufacturing program at Pittsburg State University (PSU). The new state-of-the-art wax injection machine is being installed in the metal casting lab at the Kansas Technology Center and is expected to be ready for operation in late May, just in time for the summer session at PSU.

Read more: Pitt State - MPI Donation

UA to Open Foundry

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication April 19 at 1 p.m. to open a new foundry meant to encourage creative collaboration between engineering and art students.

Read more: UA to Open Foundry

2013 AFS Tech Contest Results

Scholarships were awarded to two students this year for their submissions to the AFS/FEF Technology Contest. Derrick Myers and Corey Vian, both from Purdue, were awarded $1000 and $1500 respectively; their FEF Key Professor is Qingyou Han.

Corey, who is pursuing his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, submitted "Bubble Formation and Motion During Solidification". Corey is studying Mechanical Engineering Technology and submitted a project entitled "Breaking Up Coral-like Eutectic Silicon in Hypoeutectic Al-Si Alloys". Both students will receive an AFS Merit Award, and their projects will be published in the Winter 2014 issue of the International Journal of Metalcasting.

Read more: 2013 AFS Tech Contest Results