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The American Foundry Society is a U.S.-based metal casting society that assists to progress of the economic progress of the metal casting industry through information and educational programs.
 
 
Sponsored by the American Foundry Society, Metal Casting Design and Purchasing is a resource for metal casting buyers and design engineers. From general information on metal casting processes and alloys (available from both foundries and diecasters) to specific design advice, MCDP offers a wide range of knowledge to aid in the successful design and sourcing of castings.
 
 
 
Ductile Iron Society promotes the production and application of ductile iron through research, education, technology and quality control. The association aims to advance production standards by providing members casting design data, casting conversion information, as well as a host of other resources.
 
 
Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE International, is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.
 
 
 
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
 
 
ASM International serves materials professionals, nontechnical personnel, and managers worldwide by providing high-quality materials information, education and training, networking opportunities, and professional development resources in cost-effective and user-friendly formats.
 
 
 
Scrap Price Bulletin (formerly Iron Age) is an essential, independent source for weekly ferrous scrap pricing.
 
 
The Foundry Educational Foundation supports the metal casting industry by encouraging partnerships among students, educators and foundries, helping today's students become tomorrow's leaders.
 
 
 
THORS provides dynamic and engaging online education and productivity tools to enlighten and empower the manufacturing industry.