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Why join SFSA?

The SFSA is dedicated to the progression of the steel foundry industry and is a strong advocate on the importance of our industry’s role to advanced manufacturing. We understand the challenges you face and stand dedicated to continue to support our members’ needs in areas like steel casting technology, new developments in markets and specifications, and the next generation workforce.

We encourage you to contact us today to learn how your foundry can derive value from supporting the SFSA – the organization that works for you.

Raymond Monroe
Executive Vice President


How to get the most value from SFSA membership.

How to get the most value from SFSA membership.

Membership Services

  • Companies - not individuals
  • Steel casting producers only
  • Regular members - U.S., Canada and Mexico
  • Associate members - international
  • Four geographic divisions in North America which hold management and technical meetings
  • Product group meetings for high alloy and heavy section - Technical programs and plant visits
  • Ongoing committees in Technical & Operating, Research, Marketing, and Specifications
  • Human Resources and Safety Committee meetings with plant tours
  • Future Leaders Group to develop and network the next generation
Technical Resources
  • Papers from yearly T&O Conference, Research Reports, Special Reports
  • Steel Castings Handbook and Supplements
  • Aids for design and use of steel castings
  • Miscellaneous technical publications
Leadership Conferences
  • Spring and Fall leadership conferences for management and corporate leadership to learn the latest in economic trends, market and capacity forecast, technology developments, and more.
Programs and Publications
  • Casteel Reporter newsletter published online with business level activity information
  • Directory of Steel Foundries in the U.S., Canada & Mexico published online to market members to casting buyers and designers
  • Publications available in both technical and marketing areas, including assistance in customer designs
  • Technical and marketing publications including design assistance
  • Feature articles and news releases promoting the use of steel castings
  • Sponsors programs in sales and customer education
  • Sponsors a yearly survey of castings by end-use
  • Sponsors various marketing research projects
  • SFSA Marketing Industry Forecast
  • Annual Safety Awards for members
SFSA Research Program
  • Funded by members for over 90 years
  • Receives financial support of over $3mil a year from other interested organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense
  • SFSA’s research programs are devoted exclusively to steel castings
  • Separate research committees for Carbon & Low Alloy and High Alloy projects
  • Research conducted at leading universities
  • Results of research published through Research Reports or Special Reports for members only
  • Interim research reports presented at technical meetings and the yearly T&O Conference
Technical Meetings
  • Technical & Operating Conference, yearly major 3-day event and pre-conference workshop held each December
    • Conference devoted only to steel foundry
    • Networking with operations & technical staff
    • Held each year in December in Chicago
    • About 40 papers with half from operating member foundries
  • Divisional T&O meetings
  • Special seminars held periodically or upon request
Specifications Participation
  • SFSA’s own Committee and representation on ASTM, NACE, ISO and interface with the U.S. Government
  • Able to answer detailed member questions on all steel casting specification requirements
Member Technical Service
  • Telephone questions answered any time
  • In-plant technical service available
  • Email inquiries answered promptly
SFSA International Programs
  • Secretariat ISO/TC17/SC11 - Steel Castings
  • Conducts overseas study tours
Advocating Member Interests
  • US Department of Defense Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel - Metals Sub Panel
  • US Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee
  • Welding Research Council
  • Materials Properties Council
  • ANSI
  • International Foundry Forum
  • Other international foundry groups
Discount Programs
  • LTL Freight – YRC
  • Industrial supply products – Grainger
  • Credit card processing – First American Payment Systems
  • Office products - OfficeMax