American Foundry Society

           Wisconsin Chapter


Upcoming events

    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Emerson Appleton Electric
    • 16

    Emerson Appleton Electric Co. Foundry Tour

    Join AFS Wisconsin Chapter for a behind the scenes look at Emerson Appleton Electric Co. South Milwaukee Foundry.  Space is limited to 50 people, so register early! Please bring your safety glasses for the tour.  Parking is available on site.

    2105 5th Avenue, South Milwaukee | Directions to Appleton Electric.

    Following the foundry tour, attendees will enjoy dinner at Joe's "K" Ranch and a presentation about Emerson Culture. 

    On the menu will be (your choice at the door):

    • Roast Prime Rib
    • Filet Mignon
    • Orange Roughy
    • Chicken Cordon Bleu
    Joe's "K" Ranch, 4840 S Whitnall Ave., Cudahy | Directions to Joe's "K" Ranch

    Cost to attend:
    AFS members: $35 each
    AFS non-members: $40
    Retired members: $25
    Students with ID: Free

    CANCELLATION POLICY: No registration fees will be refunded for cancellations made less than three full business days prior to the meeting day. (For example, cancellations must be made by the end of Wednesday for an event held the following Monday.) Registered no-shows, who have not paid in advance, will be invoiced for the event.  If you wish to cancel, contact TEAM at or call Laura Gustafson at 262-532-2440 X15.

    Based upon the advance registrations, the Chapter commits to a guaranteed meal count for that event two business days prior to the event. The Chapter pays for those meals regardless of whether all registered individuals actually attend the event.

    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

    Save the date for the AFS Wisconsin Chapter 2018 Christmas Party.  Join your friends for appetizers, dinner, prizes & holiday merriment!

    Don't miss the Potawatomi Hotel Corner Suite Raffle Drawing, to be held at the party! 

    Please consider supporting this event with a door prize or financial donation. Please let AFS WI Headquarters know if you plan to donate to the party.

    • 21 Jan 2019
    • Mariott Milwaukee West


    • 01 Feb 2019
    • 14 Feb 2019
    • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

    2019 AFS WI Regional Invitational Casting Competition


    Team participation comprised of no more than five members per team is open by invitation to AFS student chapters in a university and college level metal casting program. Castings are sought in all metals, casting processes, end-use applications and sizes/weights. Only one casting per student chapter should be submitted. The casting manufacturing process should be completed within the university by students. Other facilities within the university may be used (such as a machine shop for pattern construction) but the activity must be performed and supervised by AFS student chapter teams. Students are encouraged to begin drafting ideas and establishing teams as soon as possible.


     Independent judges will evaluate each entry on the following:

    • Use of the casting process’s unique capabilities
    • Benefits delivered to the casting custom
    • Quality and workmanship
    • Poster and booth presentation at casting competition, AFS WI Regional, taking place February 13-15, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI at the Potawatomi Hotel. Students to be present with casting, for judge questions, February 14, 2019. Each team will have two (2) minutes to present their submission. Schedule to be determined.


    The top three teams will receive the following awards:

    • 1st Place - $2,500
    • 2nd Place - $1,000
    • 3rd Place - $500
    • Imagination in Metal Casting Award - $750

    Imagination in Metalcasting Award

    The winner will have reduced to practice innovations in processing, materials (either alloy or other inputs into the casting process), post-processing or inspection techniques, or reducing the environmental impact of metalcasting. Judging criteria:

    • Imagination
    • Success in reduction of the idea to practice
    • Potential impact to the industry within the lifetime of the students (50-75 years)

    Project Presentations

    Castings will be displayed and judged at the AFS WI Regional. Your casting display should include a poster describing your design, pattern making, casting finishing and quality testing.  Each team will have two minutes to present followed by three minutes of questioning by competition judges.

    Please submit your intent to participate prior to December 1, 2018 to allow the Regional Planning Committee time to make necessary arrangements.  All final entry forms are due no later than February 1, 2019. A photograph of the poster and the casting should be submitted to Nick Gerrits, AFS WI Regional Casting Contest Chair, No entry fee required.

    Questions may be directed to Nick Gerrits - AFS Wisconsin Regional Casting Contest Chair,

    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 15 Feb 2019
    • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino


    • 18 Mar 2019


    • 20 May 2019


AFS Wisconsin Chapter is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  W175 N11117 Stonewood Drive, Suite 104, Germantown, WI 53022

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