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Historic San Antonio greets 1930 metalcasters.

Historic San Antonio Greets 1930 Metalcasters

For only the second time in its 93-year history, and for the first time in nearly four decades, the American Foundrymen's Society held its annual meeting in the state of Texas. Historic San Antonio was the site of the 93rd AFS Casting Congress, where some 1930 metalcasters met may 7-11 for the most important annual event for the foundry industry.

Foundrymen from more than a dozen countries convened in the southern-central Texas city to learn not only about the newest metalcasting technology, but also to sample the Spanish charm of San Antonio. With the contrast of the historic Alamo and the futuristic Tower of the Americas, San Antonio was a fitting site for the 1989 Casting Congress, as more than 120 technical papers explored the basics of the age-old foundry industry and provided a glimpse into the future of advanced metalcasting technology.

In addition to the extensive technical program, this year's Congress, for the first time, featured a tabletop display of the latest foundry equipment, supplies and processes. In all, nearly 140 display tables filled the North Banquet Hall of the San Antonio Convention Center.

The next several pages of this issue of modern casting highlight many of the special events of the 93rd AFS Casting Congress. The July issue will provide complete coverage of this year's technical program.
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Title Annotation:93rd AFS Casting Congress Review; includes related articles on forecasting of foundry industry
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Jun 1, 1989
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