West Michigan American Foundry Society

The West Michigan American Foundry Society (AFS) Chapter provides technical, educational, social and networking opportunities for the local foundry community. Our membership includes metal casters, metal suppliers, foundry material suppliers, industry consultants and vendors.


Next meeting: Sept. 11, 2018

Lyle HerberlingKeynote Speaker-Lyle K. Herberling Executive Director of Iron Casting Research Institute, Inc.

Graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Tiffin University. He worked extensively in the foundry industry before joining the ICRI staff in 2014 as Assistant Director. Lyle is also a Certified Quality Engineer. His areas of expertise include melting operations and control (cupola and coreless induction), spectrometer operations, setup and ongoing validation, process improvement techniques including statistical evaluations and design of experiments. Lyle is a member of the AFS Cupola Committee (8F) and ASQ.

FOUNDRY IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES will be held on Sept. 11, 2018 at:
New Holland Brewing
66 E 8th St, Holland, MI
Social Time 6:15 to 6:45, with dinner to follow.

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West Mi AFS - MARS Rovers robotics team

Anna Basaj (right) presents Chapter president Rich Chase with an appreciation award from the MARS Rovers robotics team.

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