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The Aluminum Assn. Inc.

1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600

Arlington, VA 22209

Tel: 703/358-2960

Fax: 703/358-2961

Web site:

J. Stephen Larkin, President

Publisher of "Standards for Aluminum Sand and Permanent Mold Castings" and statisical reports of foundry castings shipments.

American Foundry Society Inc.

1695 N. Penny Lane

Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555

Tel: 800/537-4237; 847/824-0181

Fax: 847/824-7848

Web site:

Gerald Call, 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; 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; National Executive Compensation Survey; Labor Agreement Settlement Reports; catalog of publications, software and services.

ASM International

9639 Kinsman Road

Materials Park, OH 44073

Tel: 440/338-5151; 800/336-5152 (U.S. and Can.); 800/368-9800 (Eur)

Fax: 440/338-4634


Web site:

Stanley C. Theobald, 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 social 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.

1 Nicholas St., Ste. 1500

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7


Tel: 613/789-4894

Fax: 613/789-5957


Web site:

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 Road, Ste. B4-504

Goodyear, AZ 85338

Tel: 623/547-0920

Fax: 623/536-1486


Web site:

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

1695 N. Penny Lane.

Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555

Tel: 800/537-4237; 847/824-0181

Fax: 847/824-7848

Web site:

Mark Nagel, Director of Education/Secretary

The Cast Metals Institute is the continuing education department of the American Foundry 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

Tel: 212/251-7200

Fax: 212/251-7234


Web site:

Andrew G. Kireta Sr., President & CEO

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 Road, Ste. 202

North Olmsted, OH 44070

Tel: 440/734-8040

Fax: 440/734-8182


John Hall, Executive Director

Web site:

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.


1695 N. Penny Lane

Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555

Tel: 847/490-9200

Fax: 847/890-6270


Web site:

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, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20005

Tel: 202/737-1770

Fax: 202/626-0900

Web site:

Robin Wiener, President

ISRI is the trade association representing processors, brokers and consumers of ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, glass, plastics and textiles. Its 1,800 member companies, operating at more than 5,000 locations, annually return more than 95 million tons of recovered materials to the economic mainstream.

International Lead Zinc Research Organization Inc.

2525 Meridian Parkway, Ste. 100

P. O. Box 12036

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2036

Tel: 919/361-4647 ext. 3018

Fax: 919/361-1957

Email :

Web site:

Frank E. Goodwin, Vice President

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.

1000 N, Rand Road, Ste. 214

Wauconda, IL 60084

Tel: 847/526-2010

Fax: 847/526-3993


Web site:

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.

2655 W. Midway Blvd., Ste. 300

Broomfield, CO 80020-7186

Tel: 303/404-2221

Fax: 303/404-9111


Web site:

Jennifer 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 Technology; Present Status and Future Trends; Titanium: A Technical Guide; Medical Applications of Titanium and Its Alloys; 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 2000-2004; Buyer's Guide; Technical Supplier Information.

Investment Casting Institute

136 Summit Ave.

Montvale, NJ 07645-1720

Tel: 201/573-9770

Fax: 201/573-9771


Web site:

Michael C. Perry, Executive Director

Leland Martin, INCAST Editor

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

Iron Casting Research Institute

2802 Fisher Road

Columbus, OH 43204

Tel: 614/275-4201; 614/275-4202

Fax: 614/275-4203


Web site:

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

Non-Ferrous Founders' Society

1480 Renaissance Drive, Ste. 310

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Tel: 847/299-0950

Fax: 847/299-3598


Web site:

James L. Mallory, CAE, 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 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. Online searchable database of foundry capabilities on web site.

North American Die Casting Assn.

241 Holbrook Drive

Wheeling, IL 60090

Tel: 847/279-0001

Fax: 847/279-0002


Web site:

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:Diecasting Engineer;Transactions of each biennial Congress; variety of diecasting text and reference books.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

One SME Drive, PO Box 930

Dearborn, MI 48121-0930

Tel: 313/271-1500; 800/733-4763

Fax: 313/425-3400


Web site:

Mark Tomlinson, Executive Director/Manager 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

780 McArdle Drive, Unit G

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Tel: 816/455-8240

Fax: 815/455-8241

Web site:

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 Buyer's Guide.
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