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: