Casting operations have a long history in western industries—and several professional organizations, researchers and publications have developed lists of quality resources for foundry professionals.
Steel Founders' Society of America
The Steel Founders' Society of America serves the casting industry in North America. It is a membership-based organization that aims to support technology and market development for the casting industry. It offers several casting-related resources for print and online.
American Foundry Society (AFS)
The American Foundry Society (AFS) is a non-profit association serving members of the metalcasting supply chain both in the United States and abroad. Through various resources, AFS provides members with advocacy coordination and efforts in Washington, D.C., ongoing technical education through its institute, as well as the transfer of innovative research and technology to the industry, its suppliers and those who buy castings.
Engineered Casting Solutions
Metal Casting Design & Purchasing is an online magazine managed by the American Foundry Society (AFS). It offers industry news, online resources, education and career information for the metal casting industry. From basic information on processes to specific design advice, this site offers a wide range of knowledge to aid in successful casting design and sourcing.
Modern Casting Magazine
Managed by the American Foundry Society (AFS), Modern Casting Magazine covers foundry management, die casting, investment casting, lost foam, rapid prototyping and permanent mold casting. Its goal is to promote knowledge and services in the metal casting industry.
Foundry Management & Technology
Foundry Management & Technology provides up-to-date news, articles and white papers on topics relevant to the foundry industry. The site also hosts webinars and publishes a foundry industry buyers guide.
ASM International was founded in 1913 as the American Society for Metals. Today, ASM is the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with over 30,000 members worldwide. ASM is dedicated to informing, educating and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world.
ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
Investment Casting Institute
The Investment Casting Institute is a manufacturer’s trade association, whose primary mission is to promote the investment casting process and members as well as collect and disseminate information about the industry and provide education opportunities to members.