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6--Metals associations.

The Aluminum Assn., Inc.

900 19th St., NW Washington, DC 20006-7168


Fax: 202/862-5164


A subcommittee--the Technical Committee on Casting Standards--is responsible for producing a major casting publication, "Standards for Aluminum Sand and Permanent Mold Castings." Publications: Special Reports on Mechanical Properties of Sand and Permanent Mold Aluminum Alloy Test Castings.

American Foundry Society, Inc.

505 State St.

Des Plaines, IL 60016-8399

800/537-4237; 847/824-0181

Fax: 847/824-7848


Dwight Barnhard, Executive Vice President Services offered by the Society (founded 1896) include: more than 200 technical publications; technical and management committee participation; annual Casting Congress and triennial CastExpo: reference library with information retrieval and abstract service; technical field services; industry research; in-plant assistance for contract negotiation, grievance handling and arbitration; supervisory training; marketing assistance; organization of grass-roots lobbying efforts: and annual issues/action conferences. Publications: MODERN CASTING, Engineered Casting Solutions/Casting Source Directory, Transactions of Casting Congresses; Annual Forecast of Casting Demand; Hourly Wage and Benefit Survey; Salary Survey; Benefits Cost Survey; Human Resources Report; Labor Case Comments; catalog of publications, software and services.

ASM International

9639 Kinsman Rd. Materials Park, OH 44073


Fax: 440/338-4634



William W. Scott, Associate Managing Director ASM International is the society for materials professionals, a worldwide network dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications for metals and materials. The society's mission is to gather, process, and disseminate technical information. ASM fosters the understanding and application of engineered materials and their research, design reliable manufacture, use, and economic and serial benefits. This is accomplished via a unique global information-sharing network of interaction among members in forums and meetings, education programs, publications, and electronic media.

Canadian Foundry Assn.

One Nicholas St. Ste. 1500 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7 Canada


Fax: 613/769-5957



Judith Arbour, Executive Director The CFA is the national voice for the foundry industry in Canada, The Association assists and represents its members, to deal with government on industry specific issues, as well as other areas of common interest. CFA gathers information and initiates crucial programs to assist members in strengthening their competitive position, thus ensuring a strong Canadian foundry industry.

Casting Industry Suppliers Assn.

14175 W. Indian School Rd. Suite 84-504 Goodyear, AZ 85338


Fax: 623/536-1486

Roger A. Hayes, Executive Director

CISA is an association of manufacturers of equipment and consumable supplies for the metalcasting industry. Founded in 1919, 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.

Cast Metals Institute, Inc. of AFS

505 State St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-8399

800/537-4237 847/824-0181

Fax: 847/824-7848


Ion Kay, Vice President of Education

The Cast Metals Institute is the continuing education department of the American Foundrymen's Society, Inc. Courses dealing with metalcasting technology to upgrade foundry and design personnel are conducted at the Institute's facilities, as well as at various locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Professional certification in seven areas of foundry operations can be obtained.

Copper Development Assn. Inc.

260 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10016


Fax: 212/251-7234


The Copper Development Association Inc. is the market development, engineering and information sevices arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America.

Ductile Iron Society

28900 Office Park 28938 Lorain Rd./Suite 202 North Olmsted, OH 44070


Fax: 440/734-8182


DIS concentrates its efforts on ductile iron technology pertaining to production, properties and applications. DIS sponsors research and keeps members informed through a system of meetings and publications of new technology. Publications: Ductile Iron News.

Foundry Educational Foundation

1881-B Hicks Rd. Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


Fax: 847/705-8448



Bill Sorensen, Executive Director

FEF provides the cast metals industry with an adequate supply of college-degreed, technical manpower; develops a favorable climate for casting research by directing the interest of a larger number of professors and students to the casting field; and promotes knowledgeable teaching staffs and practical cast metals courses at colleges and technical institutes, Publications: University staff directory listing all the FEF schools with key university personnel.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

1325 G St. NW Washington, DC 20005


Fax: 202/626-0900

Robin Wiener, President

ISRI is the trade association representing processors, brokers and consumers of ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, glass, plastics and textiles. Its 1800 member companies, operating at more than 5000 locations, annually return more than 95 million tons of recovered materials to the economic mainstream.

International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Inc.

2525 Meridian Parkway, Suite 100 P. O. Box 12036 Research Triangle Park, NC


919/361-4647 ext. 3018

Fax: 919/361-1957



Frank E. Goodwin

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 casting technology.

International Magnesium Assn.

900 17th St. NW Suite 450 Washington, DC 20006


Fax: 262/466-6678



Delaine Everett

IMA promotes the general welfare of the magnesium industry by collecting and disseminating information, encouraging research and publicizing innovative uses of the metal. Publications: technical papers, books, videos and informational brochures.

International Titanium Assn.

350 Interlocken Blvd Ste. 390 Broomfield, CO 80021 3485


Fax: 303/404-9111



Brian D. Simpson, 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 include: Phase Diagrams of Binary Titanium Alloys; Abstracts & Proceedings from Annual International Conferences on titanium Products and Applications; Titanium Tecnology; Present Status and Future Trends; Titanium: A Technical Guide; Medical Applications of Titanium and Its Alloys; Titanium and its Alloys (3 1/2" DOS Format Data Disk); How to Weld Specifications book; Titanium & Its Alloys; ASM Independent Study Course; 25 Years of Titanium News; Titanium the Choice; Guide to Products & Services of Member Companies; Statistical Review 1993-1997; Buyers Guide; Technical Supplier Information.

Investment Casting Institute

136 Summit Avenue Montvae, NJ 07645-1720


Fax: 201/573-9771


Michael C. Perry, Executive Director

Leleand Martin, Incast Editor

The Institute is an international trade association representing investment casters and suppliers of equipment, materials, and services used in the investment casting process. The Institute acts as the statistical, promotional, educational and communication voice of the investment casting iddstry The Institute sponsors annual management and technical meetings, an industry certificate program, and various training seminars. Publications: Conference proceedings; Industry Magazine, INCAST; various training manuals and video tapes; industry surveys.

Iron Casting Research Institute

2802 Fisher Rd. Columbus, OH 43204

614/275-4201; 614/275-4202

Fax: 614/275-4203



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, and plant and lab service for members and casting users, as well as complementary involvement by staff and members in other industry groups. Publications: technical reports, surveys and extracts--principally for member companies.

Non-Ferrous Founders' Society

1480 Renaissance Drive Suite 310 Park Ridge, IL 60068


Fax: 847/299-3598



James L. Mallory, CAE, Executive Director

Jerrod Weaver, Quality Svcs. Mgr.

Ryan Moore, Member Svce, Mgr.

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, Monitors government regulations affecting nonferrous foundries. ISO 9000 quality documentation system (NQS 9000) and ISO registration services. Publications: Crucible magazine and monthly newsletter; bimonthly safety/regulatory newsletter; government affairs bulletins. Casting design reference manuals for aluminum and copper-base alloys, On-line searchable database of foundry capabilities on website.

North American Die Casting Assn.

9701 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 880 Rosemont, IL 60018-4721


Fax: 847/292-3620



Daniel L. Twarog, President

Services of NADCA include: education and training courses; develop product standards; publish magazine, text and reference books; Washington Affairs; business indicators; industry surveys produce biennial exposition and congress and technical conferences; maintain reference library; manage industry R&D projects and all matters of diecasting industry interest. Publications: Diecesting Engineer; Transactions of each biennial Congress; variety of diecasting text and reference books.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

One SME Dr. PO Box 930 Dearborn, MI 48121-0930


Fax: 313/271-2861

Educational activities and materials available for manufacturing engineers and managers include local chapters, expositions, conferences, in-plant courses, periodicals, books, newsletters, videotapes, etc. Also, certification for engineers and technologies; education foundation; and related membership associations In robotics, machine vision, computer and automated manufacturing systems, composites, electronics manufacturing, rapid prototyping, machining technology, finishing, and research, Publications: Manufacturing Engineering (monthly magazine); Forming & Fabricating (monthly magazine), Automotive Plastics (monthly magazine), Rapid Prototyping, Machining, Technology, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Tool & Manufacturing Engineers Handbook, SME News (newspaper); Robotics Today, Vision, Composites in Manufacturing, Electronics Manufacturing Engineering, and The Finishing Line.

Steel Founders' Society of America

205 Park Avenue Barrington, IL 60010


Fax: 847/382-8287


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. The Society represents the steel foundry industry in development of product specifications by ASTM, ISO, 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 and Buyers' Guide.
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