Liberty Tour Follow Up

I would like to thank Liberty Tech for opening their doors for our chapter to tour. We had over 50 in attendance that enjoyed seeing a new facility in operation with very modern technology. I believe it is safe to say that Liberty Tech is the first “New” foundry to be built, in our chapter area, since OSCO New Boston 20 years ago. The Liberty Tech plant is unique in the way the system and casting process flows and each piece is followed by computer and data base technology. For those of you who missed it, you missed a great tour with a gracious host displaying some of the most up to date technology in our industry. Thank you Liberty Tech and all her employees, well done.

After the tour, everyone enjoyed pulled pork and rosemary chicken at the Tavern 42. Jessica Ulmer-West and Ron Franer took the floor for a few moments to field any questions about the tour that may have been missed. Everyone who attended the dinner received picnic blankets and/or coolers furnished by Jessica and The Liberty Foundry Group.

Thank you again to The Liberty Foundry Group and everyone who joined us for the tour and dinner.

Michael J. Warner


We are happy to once again announce our annual Golf Outing on June 10th. This is where our biggest opportunity is to raise funds for the Student Scholarships. As you know, The Central Ohio Chapter donates to Foundry Educational Foundation, annually, which goes to fund scholarships for students in all the United States. Our chapter also donates scholarships to deserving students in our local chapter area. None of this can be done without your help and support. I have attached the signup sheet for the golf outing. If you are unable to golf, please join us for the dinner, sponsor a hole or just donate to our cause. We do realize that the last several years have been a bit slow but this outing helps finance the students and the future of our industry. We look forward to seeing you there.

** See at the top of the banner for the AFS Golf Outing Flyer ** 


Design & Optimization for 3D Sand Printing #34-17

When and Where

  • Start Date5/24/2017 8:30 AM
  • End Date5/25/2017 3:30 PM
  • LocationHumtown Products-Agile Casting Solutions
  • CityLeetonia, OH
  • State/Province

There are many advantages to the use of 3D sand printing of molds and cores, especially when it comes to casting design, and the technology is being rapidly adopted in all sectors. This course focuses on designing castings for the 3D sand printing process, as well as optimizing existing designs to take advantage of the unique capabilities afforded. Topics covered include the advantages and limitations to the process; when to use the process; and important considerations such as communication, storage and handling of cores and molds, gating design and the use of simulation, file formats, and key features allowable. Case studies will be used throughout the course. This course will be held at Humtown Products -Agile Casting Solutions new 3D Printing facility in Leetonia, OH.


America Makes members can receive the Member price.  
Please call 847-824-0181 x209 to register & receive the discount.


Steve Murray, Hoosier Pattern, Inc. 
Brandon Lamoncha, Htown Products  
Jiten Shah – Product Development & Analysis, LLC 


Our Mission

To advance, through Research and Education, the Arts and Sciences relating to the Manufacture and Utilization of Metal Castings

The American Foundry Society (AFS) was founded in 1896

to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society.

Since then the AFS has grown into an international organization with over 10,000

with members in 47 countries and today there are 52 local chapters and 33 student chapters affiliated with the AFS in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  


        Membership in the AFS is open to anyone interested to support and promote the foundry industry and includes membership in the chapter closest to your residence. By joining the AFS you automatically become eligible for all the benefits and advantages our Society has to offer including educational opportunities and the fellowship and networking offered by your local chapter. There are seven classes of membership to choose from:




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