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.


Local Foundry Tour – November 13, 2018

Prior to the evening dinner meeting there will be tours of Busche Aluminum Technologies, 14638 Apple Dr, Fruitport, MI 49415 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. If interested in the foundry tour, RSVP to Eric Gildner at egildner@cadillaccasting.com so we can get an accurate head count.

The presenter for the evening is Akshat Thirani. He is the CEO of Amper Technologies, an industrial monitoring and analytics company that provides advanced sensors and software for manufacturing companies. He will be giving a presentation on technologies for monitoring OEE metrics and how manufacturers can make concrete decisions based on real-time analytics. The talk will also cover case studies of successes and failures in implementing such projects and how companies can get started and take their first step in leveraging analytics. Social hours is 6:00-6:45, dinner 6:45-7:30, presentation 7:30-8:00.

Thanks to Allied Mineral Products and Anderson Global for sponsoring this meeting!

Local Foundry Tour will be held on Nov. 13, 2018 at:

BUSCHE ALUMINUM TECHNOLOGIES
14638 Apple Drive
Fruitport, MI 49415
Phone:  (616)935-3122
Web:     http://www.buschegroup.com

Tour hours are between 3:30 and 5pm. Please RSVP.

For more information or to sign up, visit our EventBrite page.


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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