This year we decided to start the year with a joint meeting and tour at The Ohio State with the students and Ohio Cast Metal Association (OCMA) on October 17, 2019. This is a new venture for us in hopes to get more people in contact with the youth that will continue and improve the industry of metal casting.

As in the past, this will be kind of a Town Hall meeting that will include a tour of the OSU foundry, a meal and a small presentation by the Student Assistant Chairman and Student Vice Chairman, followed by and open forum with the introduction of the Student Scholarship Program. You might be excited to hear that the students are once again pouring Grey Iron in a new process.

 We are also looking forward to the representatives of our industry making contact with the students and answering any questions they may have. We are counting on your interactions with the students to make this a very exciting and fun meeting for them. These students are the future of our industry and we would like to help them in any way we can and the first order of business is “show up” and be there for them. I have been hearing complaints about employees and “not showing up”, now is our chance to lead by example.

And because of our intentions, there will be NO CHARGE for this meeting but we/they will take any donations for the Student Chapter and its foundry product needs.

Foundry Tour
Macquigg Lab Room 050 (Basement)
5:00 PM tours begins

Town Hall Meeting Format
McPherson Labs, Room 1015 (1st Floor),
105 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH. 43201

 Parking is located at the Arps Garage
1990 College Rd.
Columbus, OH. 43201

The FEF has also compiled a list of needs from the Student Chapters, please take a moment to look at the OSU needs that I have attached. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Please RSVP via or email to so we can have correct number for the meal.


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:




Link to updates from the industry in MODERN CASTING NEWS

Link to updates from the industry in MODERN CASTING NEWS

Our Sponsor Of the Month


Chapter Meeting Itinerary

Tinker Omega

Serving the Equipment needs of the No-Bake Foundry Industry Worldwide

Our Sponsor's Website


R.S.V.P. Register Now

Your Name *
Your Name
please select the event's month
will you be attending