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Cast i n North America Heads to Milwaukee


The annual exhibition is part of the AFS Metalcasting Congress and brings together suppliers, metalcasters and casting buyers for knowledge transfer, professional development and business meetings.


T A MCDP STAFF REPORT


he North American metalcasting supply chain’s annual show heads to Milwaukee from April 25-27. Met- alcasting Congress offers professional development, technology transfer and networking opportunities to all members of the metalcasting supply chain community, including suppliers, metalcasters and casting buyers/designers. More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss their solutions to metalcasting design and engineering, including the sold-out Cast in North


America pavilion that features exhibiting metalcasting businesses. This pavilion offers casting buyers a chance to connect with potential new casting sources. A free reception with the exhibitors will be held Wednesday, April 26 from 4:30-6 p.m. Attendees are invited to mingle on the show floor with exhibitors and enjoy refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. Two registration options are available for Metalcasting Congress: Exhibits


Only or Exhibits and Education. Those registered with Exhibits and Education passes will have access to


two and a half days of technical and management sessions covering casting design & purchasing along with the business of metalcasting, engineering and


technology, nonferrous and ferrous alloys, molding processes, environ- mental health and safety, and profes- sional development. The AFS Institute returns this year


with four short-format courses on Casting Material Properties, Iden- tifying the Correct Casting Defect, Virtual Casting Process, and Building Positive Buzz: Intentionally Shaping Your Reputation Through Emotional Intelligence. Harry Moser, founder of the Re-


shoring Initiative, headlines the first day of the show as keynote speaker. He will address how companies can assess more accurately the total cost of offshoring and talk about how manufacturing can shift the collec- tive thinking from “offshoring is cheaper” to “local production reduces the total cost of ownership.” Moser also will be leading a work- shop later that day on quantifying domestic sourcing’s financial benefits for companies and their custom- ers. The workshop is included with Congress registration, but advance registration is requested to ensure a seat and workshop materials. Notify Diane Waligurski at dwaligurski@ afsinc.org of your plans to attend. Hoyt Memorial Lecturer Doug


Metalcasting Congress is held at the Wisconsin City Center in Milwaukee this year. 34 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | Mar/Apr 2017


Trinowski will close out the Met- alcasting Congress program on Thursday, April 27. Trinowski’s lecture, “The Power and Need for Research in Metalcasting,” will compare and contrast how research is conducted in other countries,


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