American Metalcasting Consortium
The American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC) is an award-winning metal casting technology development program consisting of the Non-Ferrous Founders Society, Steel Founders Society of America, the North American Die Casting Association, and the American Foundry Society and is funded in part by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
The AMC supports the Defense Logistics Agency’s mission of improving the safety and mission effectiveness of American warfighters. The AMC actively works to:
- Reduce lead time for procurement of metal castings by rapidly developing new ways to make high-performance castings, identifying existing foundry tooling, identifying capable suppliers, and providing effective procurement solutions for DLA;
- Strengthen the U.S. military supply chain for metal castings by deploying innovative new technologies to industry, which increases component quality and reduces costs to the U.S. government;
- Develop engineering solutions to improve casting performance and identify new applications for metal castings by converting legacy forged and welded components to castings.
Why is it beneficial for the Non-Ferrous Founders Society to be part of the AMC? The AMC conducts research that generates real-world solutions facing DLA and the metal casting industry. The AMC efforts do not result in concept papers – they generate new manufacturing processes, materials applications, and solutions for acquiring metal components with enhanced performance. See the AMC Success Stories below for examples.
NFFS’s Integrated Casting Order Network (ICON) is a prime example of how a government-industry partnership developed under the AMC program can provide meaningful solutions to procurement problems for the U.S. military.
The AMC is managed by the AMC board of directors, which includes the Executive Director of each of the four metal casting associations. The program is managed by Advanced Technology International (ATI) on behalf of the metal casting industry.
AMC Success Stories
Aviation Success Story
MMDS Success Story
Die Casting Coatings Success Story
MMPDS Success Story
Fatigue Data Success Story
Gating Equation Success Story
CADS Success Story
ICON Success Story
Engine Block Success Story
Commander's Choice Award Success Story
Landing Gear Success Story
Post Weld Heat Treatment Success Story
ICON Success Story
Latch Bar Success Story
Metal Matrix Composites Success Story
H-60 Helicopter Success Story
Metalcasting Wiki Success Story