Technical References

Professional Organizations

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American Coke and Coal Institute
– ACCCI was formed in 1944 by companies interested in establishing a forum to discuss and act upon issues of common concern to their industry. Over 210 representatives from 80 companies contribute their knowledge and expertise to enhance the effectiveness of the institute’s programs.

Indiana Cast Metals Association – INCMA was founded in 1990 by a group of foundrymen who believed that government intrusion into their lives had gone too far. INCMA provides representation on pertinent issues in all legislative and regulatory forums. INCMA also offers education seminars, networking opportunities while working to educate the public on the cast metals industry and our contributions to our state and society.

Foundry Industry Recycling Starts Today
– FIRST is an industry consortium focused on market development of sustainable options for beneficial reuse of foundry industry byproducts.

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American Iron & Steel Institute
– AISI’s overall mission centers around common goals and a clear vision for the future: To provide high-quality, value-added products to a wide array of customers; To lead the world in innovation and technology in the production of steel; To produce steel in a safe and environmentally friendly manner; and to increase the market for North American Steel in both traditional and innovative applications.

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Foundry Educational Foundation
– The Foundry Educational Foundation strengthens the metal casting industry by supporting unique partnerships among students, educators and industry, helping today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders.

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Iron Castings Research Institute
– To provide means by which each member has the opportunity to become more technically proficient in producing low cost, high quality iron castings.


AFS Institute – The Institute exists to meet the needs of the metalcasting industry for continuing, management, scientific and technical education. As the educational arm of the American Foundry’s Society, the Institute was founded on the belief that metalcasting personnel can achieve maximum effectiveness now and in the future only by participating in a continuing education program. The is accomplished through courses, seminars and workshops on all metalcasting processes, materials and disciplines, both in-person and online at the AFS headquarters, in-plant seminars and other venues throughout North America.