Author: AFS Twin Cities

How to Support AFS Twin Cities

How to Support AFS Twin Cities

Be an active AFS member by registering and attending our virtual monthly meetings. In addition, you may contribute monetarily to our chapter. Our sponsors and website/newsletter advertisers continue to be an important part of the chapter’s ongoing operations during the unusual pandemic times. If possible, please support us, and continue to patronize the following companies and thank them for supporting the American Foundry Society and the Twin Cities Chapter.
PLATINUM American Colloid (Minerals Technologies, Inc.), Badger Mining Corporation, Carpenter Brothers, Inc., Grede – St. Cloud, Joest, Inc.
GOLD Craft Pattern & Mold
SILVER Fire Brick Engineers, HA – International, Northern Iron, Pier Foundry, Refractory Insulation Supply, Smith Foundry Co.

 $ ______________ Donate a charitable contribution to AFS Twin Cities 501c(6).

 Platinum Advertiser $500
Premium web ad logo “sidebar” links to your website.
Newsletter ad in all issues, logo in golf program.

 Gold Advertiser $400
Logo on sponsor page links to your website.
Newsletter ad twice per year, logo in golf program.

 Silver Advertiser $300
Company Name on sponsor page links to your website.
Newsletter ad twice per year, logo in golf program.

Serve on the AFS TC Board of Directors

Serve on the AFS TC Board of Directors

“Have you said ‘yes’ yet?” There are openings for volunteers to serve on the AFS TC Board of Directors. During the pandemic, the members of the board agreed to stay in their current positions until we are able to conduct an in-person Business Meeting (tentatively in May), electing the incoming officers and directors. While we currently have Travis Bodick, Carley Foundry, as Chair, the following are the openings and the tentative slate of officers and directors for the election:

2021-2022 Executive Officers: 2022 Directors 2023 Directors 2024 Directors
Chairman: Steve Burch Josh Jaycox Pat Badzinski ***
Vice Chair: OPENING Neil Kniseley Joe Kranz ***
Asst. Vice: Steve Coozennoy Shawn Conners Clint Potter ***
Sec/Treas: Joy Clifford      
Past Chair: Travis Bodick      

*** Ideally, the chapter has 3 directors per term. If you are interested in serving the chapter as a 2024 director, please contact Travis.Bodick@carleyfoundry.com.

The Nitriding and Heat Treatment of Firearms

The Nitriding and Heat Treatment of Firearms

The AFS Twin Cities Chapter welcomes Vasko Popovski, PE, Director of Sales & Marketing at Advanced Heat Treat Corp., for a virtual presentation on “The Nitriding and Heat Treatment of Firearms” on April 13th at 5:00pm. 

About the Speaker:

Vasko Popovski is Director of Sales & Marketing at Advanced Heat Treat Corp. He has over 25 years of experience in heat treatment and metallurgy. Vasko received a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Technology from Kent State University and an MBA from Waynesburg University. Vasko is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He has published numerous technical papers and chaired multiple industry committees.

About the Topic:

In this semi-technical presentation, we will talk about two pertinent and remarkable topics: metallurgy and guns. Firearms need to perform and operate under often difficult conditions. They can fail in the field due to corrosion, wear, and other causes.  Nitriding is one method of preventing such failures. The application of this technology can be extended into other related industries.

Register on the Event page (no cost) by Monday, April 12th at 12:00pm. A link to sign on to the online meeting platform will be emailed to the registrants on Monday, April 12th.

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