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American Foundrymen's Society (AFS)
Provides and promotes knowledge and services that strengthen the metal casting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society. 1695 Penny Lane / Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555 USA. Toll Free: 800/537-4237 (US and Canada). Phone: 847/824-0181.

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
AISI is comprised of producer member companies, including integrated, electric furnace, and reconstituted mills; associate member companies, which are suppliers to or customers of the industry

American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC)
The American Metalcasting Consortium is a partnership of five metalcasting societies and the Department of Defense. AMC is devoted to reducing cost and lead-time through the formation of sound partnerships with the capability to address logical uses of cast metal products. AMC is managed by the Advanced Technology Institute, is sponsored by the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, and the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA, and is made up of the top four metalcasting technology and trade associations. The Consortium enjoys direct access to more than 2,800 metalcasters, and has ongoing activity with over 200 companies. Phone: (843) 760-3219.

American Society of Metals (ASM)
The goal of the ASM is to advance industry, technology and applications of metals and materials. Access the ASM library, training courses, materials information, links, and publications.

Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE)
Technical organization in the steel industry dedicated to the advancement of technical and engineering phases of the production and processing of iron and steel. This site has a great "Links" section for producers and users.

Cast Metal Coalition (CMC)
CMC works with the Department of Energy Office of Industrial Technology (DOE-OIT) to advance the metal casting industry's technical agenda and DOE's public mission goals in this sector.

Cast Metals Institute (CMI)
CMI exists to meet the needs of the metalcasting industry for continuing, scientific and technical education.   It is the educational arm of the American Foundry Society . Site includes a casting source directory, its library, and information on Cast Expo, its trade show.

Casting Industry Suppliers Association (CISA)
A society of executives and managers representing companies that supply equipment, materials and services to the metalcasting industry. CISA is designed to help member companies grow and prosper, by providing them with information, education and business opportunities. CISA membership includes most of the leading firms in the metalcasting suppliers industry. Site includes trade articles, industry events, and information on other casting industry associations.

Ductile Iron Marketing Group
The Ductile Iron Marketing Group is a nonprofit organization that disseminates technical information to design and materials engineers and purchasers of castings and mechanical components. They are quite capable of answering most questions about Ductile Iron and its uses. Site contains lots of information on ductile iron.

Ductile Iron Society (DIS)
The main objective of the Ductile Iron Society is to advance the technology, art and science of ductile iron production and to disseminate all such information to members. Phone: (440) 734-8040.

FIRST (Foundry Industry Recycling Starts Today)
FIRST is the non-profit consortium focused on market development of sustainable options for recycling and beneficial reuse of foundry industry by-products. Site includes a technical library and contacts and resources.

Foundry Education Foundation (FEF)
Strengthens the metal casting industry by supporting unique partnerships among students, educators and industry, helping today's students become tomorrow's leaders.

International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI)
IISI was founded in 1967 and is a non-profit research organization providing a world forum on various aspects of the international steel industry. Members include most of the world's major steel producers and it is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

Investment Casting Institute (ICI)
The Investment casting Institute's purpose is to promote quality standards, collect and disseminate information about the industry, and provide industry education opportunities to members. Site includes industry p ublications, member directory, and casting industry links and its publication INCAST Magazine.

Iron Casting Research Institute (ICRI)
Formerly The Gray Iron Research Institute (GIRI). Site includes information on gray iron and MRDF RM Spectrographic Standards.

National Industrial Sand Association (NISA)
The National Industrial Sand Association (NISA) is a trade association organized to advance the interests of companies that mine or process industrial sand. The special properties of industrial sand - purity, inertness, hardness, resistance to high temperatures, grain size and color - make it critical to a variety of industrial applications. Site includes information on the applications and safe use of industrial sand. Phone: (301) 587-1400

Non-Ferrous Founders' Society (NFFS)
NFFS is the principal North American trade association representing aluminum and brass & bronze foundries and ingot manufacturers.   The Society's member companies employ virtually every casting process: sand; permanent mold; investment; continuous cast; centrifugal; and die-casting. The principal metals cast are aluminum, brass & bronze, however some member foundries may also pour magnesium, zinc, and other non-ferrous materials. Site contains many publications, safety videos, a "Find a Founder" database, links, and e-commerce opportunities.

North American Diecasting Association (NADCA)
The voice of the diecasting industry. The site includes industry information, chapter listings, DCE Magazine, FAQs about diecasting, casting guides, a wide range of diecasting publications, government affairs, and directories.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.

Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA)
SFSA is a trade association representing steel foundries.   Site includes steel casting tutorial, locator for finding steel foundries, upcoming casting events, and their publications. Phone: (847) 382-8240.

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