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Call for Papers

The American Foundry Society is issuing a call for papers and presentations for the 124th Metalcasting Congress, April 21-23, 2020, Cleveland, Ohio.  AFS is seeking technical papers covering all issues related to metalcasting, diecasting and foundry operations, including unique in-plant procedures, new technologies, equipment, products and other innovations that have contributed to enhanced metalcasting productivity and quality.  AFS is also seeking papers and presentations relating to supply chains, casting design, EHS, management, human resources, education, social media, professional development, and student engagement pertaining to the metalcasting industry.

General Submission Guidelines 

Please take a moment to review the following guidelines for a successful submission.

  1. Only electronic submissions will be considered for review.
  2. If you are a returning user to this system, please enter your existing username and password. All NEW user/submitters for the 124th Metalcasting Congress will need to create a new user account.
  3. Please ensure all email addresses for all participants are correct.
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  5. Submitters may revisit the site as often as necessary to edit your submission until the posted deadline.
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  7. Inactivity of more than 90 minutes on system pages will result in a session time out. Please save your pages intermittently to avoid loss of data.
  8. Each abstract should represent complete and original results. Submitting multiple abstracts based on the same data is not permitted. Research that has been presented or published prior to the time of presentation at the Annual Congress will not be considered.
  9. Official Language: Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English, the official language of the AFS Congress.
  10. Abstract Word Limit: 150 words. Word count is calculated as the cumulative number of words in the abstract.
  11. Proofread your abstract! In some cases, special characters and formatting do not transfer if the abstract is cut and pasted into the submission fields. Common examples of this include missing apostrophes, ampersands, and trademark symbols. In some instances, these characters will have to be added individually using keyboard shortcut "alt" codes.  AFS will not be responsible for incorrect symbols or special characters in your abstract.
  12. Do not submit abstracts in all capital letters. Abstracts (including titles) should be submitted in mixed case.
  13. Incomplete submissions/abstracts (unfinalized) will not be considered for review.
  14. Please note: In order to successfully receive emails regarding your abstract submission, you must add '' as a safe sender in your email client.  Click here for help adding safe senders.  Mail client examples include Microsoft Outlook, IBM Lotus Notes, Pegasus Mail, Mozilla's Thunderbird, etc.

Important Dates

Paper/Presentation Abstract Deadline 15 August 2019
Paper/Presentation Submission Deadline 15 September 2019
Panel Presentation Submission Deadline 15 October 2019
PowerPoint Presentation Deadline 15 February 2020


Questions and Technical Support

For technical assistance, please click on the 'Support Form' icon located on the top right hand of each page for support or contact Email support requests are answered within a 24 hour period. 

For questions about the AFS submission guidelines and process for the 124th Metalcasting Congress please contact the AFS Office:

American Foundry Society
1695 North Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: +1-800/537-4237, +1-847/824-0181  x-246