Metals associations.Metals Associations
Abrasive Engineering Society
108 Elliott Dr Butler, PA 16001 412/282-6210
Ted Giese, Business Manager
AES offers educational conferences, seminars, publications, consultant services, information and referral, an industry magazine and the Abrasive Engineering Certification Institute. Limited to abrasives, abrasive products and processes.
Publications: AES Magazine; Annual Conference Proceedings.
The Aluminum Association, Inc.
900 19th St, N.W. Washington, DC 20006 202/862-5100 FAX: 202/862-5164
Samuel J. McCracken, Director Communications
The Jobbing Foundry Division of The Aluminum Association numbers approximately 20 member companies which serve the interests of producers of aluminum sand and permanent mold castings. A subcommittee--the Technical Committee on Castings--is responsible for producing a major casting publication, "Standards for Aluminum Sand and Permanent Mold Castings."
Publications: Special Reports on the Mechanical Properties of Sand and Permanent Mold Aluminum Alloy Test Castings.
American Cast Metals Association
455 State St Des Plaines Des Plaines, city, United States
Des Plaines (dĕs plānz), city (1990 pop. 53,223), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb of Chicago on the Des Plaines River; inc. 1925. Among its manufactures are chemicals and electronic equipment. , IL 60016 708/299-9160
Representing ferrous and nonferrous foundries in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Canada, ACMA ACMA Australian Communications and Media Authority
ACMA American Composites Manufacturers Association
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ACMA American College of Mortgage Attorneys
ACMA Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants provides representation for the cast metals industry with the federal government, and serves the foundry industry in the areas of marketing, management, human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. and labor relations.
Publications: Metalcaster magazine; "Washington Focus;" "Human Resource Report;" "Labor Case Comments;" MASH Newsletter; Iron Castings Handbook; "Sources" buyers' guide and directory, and Marketing News.
American Foundrymen's Society,
505 State St Des Plaines, IL 60016-8399 800/537-4237 708/824-0181 FAX: 708/824-7848
Charles H. Jones, Executive Vice President
Services offered by the Society include: over 200 technical publications; computer programs for the foundry industry; technical committee participation; annual Casting Congress and triennial tri·en·ni·al
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2. Lasting three years.
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2. A ceremony or celebration occurring every three years. CASTEXPO; reference library with information retrieval information retrieval
Recovery of information, especially in a database stored in a computer. Two main approaches are matching words in the query against the database index (keyword searching) and traversing the database using hypertext or hypermedia links. and abstract service; technical field services; insurance programs; industry research; and environmental testing for airborne contaminants airborne contaminants,
n.pl materials in the atmosphere that can affect the health of persons in the same or a nearby environment. Also referred to as
air pollution. and leachates.
Pbulications: modern casting magazine; Transactions of Casting Congresses; Control News; catalog of Publications, Software and Services available.
Casting Industry Suppliers
6990 Rieber St Worthington, OH 43085 614/848-8199 FAX: 614/848-5717
William E. Bergdahl, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) The award for successful completion of an examination in information systems audit, control and security from the Information Security Audit and Control Association. See ISACA. is a trade association made up of members of the foundry equipment and supplies industries. Incorporated in 1935, it provides information, education and opportunities for its members, including such services as: collecting, analyzing and disseminating industry statistics relevant to members; providing a forum for direct contact between its members, their customers, distributors, industry associations, government agencies and educators in the foundry industry; and developing ties with international associations that have common objectives.
Cash Metals Institute of AFS A distributed file system for large, widely dispersed Unix and Windows networks from Transarc Corporation, now part of IBM. It is noted for its ease of administration and expandability and stems from Carnegie-Mellon's Andrew File System.
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505 State St Des Plaines, IL 60016-8399 800/537-4237 708/824-0181 FAX: 708/824-7848
Fred Schleg, Vice President
Ian Kay Ian Kay (born in 1967, UK), is a convicted murderer, known as the "Woolworths Killer", and notable for committing an attack which cost the infamous serial killer Peter Sutcliffe the use of one eye. , Director of Education
The Cast Metals Institute is the continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). department of the American Foundrymen's Society, Inc. Courses dealing with metalcasting technology to upgrade foundry personnel are conducted at the Institute's facilities, as well as at various locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Professional Certification Professional certification, trade certification, or professional designation, often called simply certification or qualification, is a designation earned by a person to assure that he/she is qualified to perform a job or task. in seven areas of foundry operations can be obtained.
Ductile Iron Society
615 Sherwood Parkway Mountainside, NJ 07092 201/232-3080 FAX: 201/232-0771
Keith D. Millis, Executive Director
DIS concentrates its efforts on ductile iron technology pertaining to production, properties and applications. DIS sponsors research and keeps the members informed through a system of meetings and publications of new technology.
Publications: Ductile Iron News.
The Ferroalloys Association
1505 Crystal Dr Arlington, VA 22202 703/418-0333 FAX: 703/418-0333*
John G. Oxaal, President
Services of the Association involve industry-government relations.
Foundry Educational Foundation
484 East Northwest Highway Des Plaines, IL 60016-2202 708/299-1776
William W. Sorensen, Executive Director
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Publications: University staff directory listing all the FEF schools with key university personnel.
International Lead Zinc Research
P.O. Box 12036/2525 Meridian Parkway Research Triangle Park Research Triangle Park, research, business, medical, and educational complex situated in central North Carolina. It has an area of 6,900 acres (2,795 hectares) and is 8 × 2 mi (13 × 3 km) in size. Named for the triangle formed by Duke Univ. , NC 27709 919/361-4647
Michael Kim, Research Associate
Research and technology services for all lead and zinc castings, both gravity and pressure cast. Database on alloy processing and properties.
Publications: manuals and reports on lead and zinc alloy castings technology.
7927 Jones Branch Dr, Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102 703/442-8888 FAX: 703/821-1824
Byron B. Clow, Executive Director
IMA (Interactive Multimedia Association, Annapolis, MD) An earlier trade association founded in 1988 originally as the Interactive Video Industry Association. It provided an open process for adopting existing technologies and was involved in subjects such as networked services, scripting promotes the general welfare of the magnesium industry by collecting and disseminating information, encouraging research and publicizing innovative uses of the metal.
Publications: Books, Cassettes, Technical Papers and other Literature; brochure of titles available. Requests for publications to the attention of Sandra L. Hughes.
Investment Casting Institute
8350 N. Central Expwy expwy or expy
expressway , Ste M1110 Dallas, TX 75206-1602 214/368-8896
R. Russell Stratton, Executive Director
The Institute is a trade association representing investment casters in 16 countries. It acts as the statistical, promotional, educational and communication voice of the industry. The Institute holds annual management and technical meetings and sponsors industry trade shows and numerous training seminars.
Publications: Conference Proceedings; Industry News Magazine, INCAST; Training Manuals; Videotapes; Industry Surveys; and Handbook.
Iron Casting Research Institute
2838 Fisher Rd, Suite B Columbus, OH 43204-3574 614/275-4201 or 614/275-4202
William F. Shaw, Executive Director
Provides technology transfer and application of known technology into member companies' operations and the development of new technical/operating features. Objectives are accomplished through committees, topical meetings and workshops, plant and lab service for members and castin users, as well as complementary involvement by staff and members in other industry groups.
Publications: technical reports, surveys and extracts--principally for member companies.
Lead Industries Association
292 Madison Ave New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , NY 10017 212/578-4750
Jerome Smith, Executive Director
Services include market development, technology transfer, publicity, advertising, audio/visuals, publications and technical literature.
Publications: Directory of Lead Casters; Properties of Lead and Lead Alloys; Lead for Corrosion Resistant Applications: A Guide.
Non-Ferrous Founders' Society
455 State St, Suite 100 Des Plaines, IL 60016 708/299-0950 FAX: 708/299-3598
James L. Mallory, CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. , Executive Director
The only national foundry trade association exclusively representing the concerns and interests of brass, bronze and aluminum foundries. Conducts surveys and seminars on important industry issues. Annual meeting offers informative and educational presentations on industry and management topics. Sponsors research and monitors government regulations affecting nonferrous foundries.
Publications: Crucible Magazine; North American North American
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North American Die Casting
2000 N. Fifth Ave River Grove, IL 60171 708/452-0147 FAX: 708/452-0147
Larry G. Hayes, Executive Vice President
Services of NADCA NADCA National Air Duct Cleaners Association
NADCA North American Die Casting Association
NADCA National Aboriginal Dance Council Australia
NADCA National Animal Damage Control Association
NADCA North American Draft Cross Association, Inc include: education and training courses; develop product standards; public magazine, text and reference books; produce biennial Exposition and Congress; maintain reference library; and field limited technical inquiries, all devoted to matters of diecasting industry interest.
Publications: Die Casting Engineer; Transactions of each biennial Congress; variety of diecasting text and reference books.
Pattern, Model and Plastic
P.O. Box 7286 Toledo, OH 43615 419/826-4465
Elmer Kovacs, National Coordinator
Services of the Association include: pattern standards; annual meeting; Buyers Guide; P & M Manual; apprenticeship tests; statistics; cost control; international pattern meetings; and semi-annual technical meeting.
Publications: Industrial Models and Patterns.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers The Society of Manufacturing Engineers  (SME) is dedicated to bringing people and information together to advance manufacturing knowledge. SME is internationally recognized by manufacturing practitioners, companies and other organizations as a source for information,
One SME (1) (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) See SMB.
(2) (Subject Matter Expert) An individual who is well-versed in the policies and procedures of a particular department or division. Dr/P.O. Box 930 Dearborn, MI 48121-0930 313/271-1500 FAX: 313/271-2861
Tom Akas, Manager of Public Relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most
Educational activities and materials available for manufacturing engineers and managers include local chapters, expositions, conferences, in-plant courses, periodicals, books, newsletter, videotapes, etc. Also, Certification for engineers and technologists; Education Foundation; and related membership associations in robotics, machine vision, computer and automated manufacturing systems, composites, electronics manufacturing, finishing and research.
Publications: Manufacturing Engineering (monthly magazine); Journal of Mfg Research; Tool & Mfg Engineers Handbook; SME News (newspaper); and technology quarterlies on robotics, machine vision, composites, electronics manufacturing and finishing.
Steel Founders' Society of America
Cast Metals Federal Bldg 455 State St Des Plaines, IL 60016 708/299-9160
Raymond W. Monroe, Executive Vice President
Steel casting technical information development and exchange, including technical research projects, regional and national technical conferences, is the driving force of SFSA SFSA Steel Founders' Society of America . The Society represents the steel foundry industry in development of product specification by ASTM ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials , ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. , etc. Regional and national management meetings, collection of industry statistics and production of collateral material for steel foundry sales personnel are also part of SFSA's program.
Publications: Steel Castings Handbook and Supplements; Directory of Steel Foundries.
Titanium Development Association
P.O. Box 2307 Dayton, OH 45401 513/223-8432
Francine W. Rickenbach, CAE, Executive Director
Services available through the Association include the distribution of various technical publications (see below), as well as the promotion of titanium in industrial, commercial and aerospace applications.
Publications: Titanium the Choice...; Titanium Technology: Present Status and Future Trends; Proceedings: 1986 Conference on Titanium Products and Applications; Titanium 1988: Statistics 1979-1988; How to Weld Titanium (Video).