About American Foundry Society
The American Foundry Society (AFS) is a non-profit association serving members of the metalcasting industry both in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1896, AFS serves more than 700 corporate members and close to 7,000 individual members including metalcasting suppliers and OEM facilities in more than 41 countries worldwide. By combining data collected in past years with innovative new paradigms, AFS and Dynamic Benchmarking developed a unique two-portal tool called AFS Metalcasting Benchmarker. The Operational Cost Survey portal illustrates the status and trends of the metalcasting industry, including operational costs and expenses, as well as clearly demonstrating how a plant compares to all other plants in the database in productivity, staffing and finances. The Industry Census portal provides a macro view of the North American metalcasting industry, already populated with data gathered through the AFS Metalcaster Directory.