Canadian Foundry Association (CFA) was incorporated in 1975 by the
leadership of Canada’s leading foundries. The
association provides one voice to represent and address specific
issues impacting the industry and deal with Canadian government
established and welcomed associate membership for foundry industry
suppliers in 1988, and they are represented by the Canadian
Foundry Association Suppliers Group.
The CFA is
members, both regular and associate, have always been the
foundation of the CFA.
leadership and the issue committees provide the vital effort and
expertise to deal with issues that have an impact on the foundry
Foundry Technologies Institute (MFTI) was officially opened at
in Hamilton in November 2000 through the efforts of the CFA, the AFS,
College, the foundry industry and the Ministry of Economic Development
and Trade Strategic Skills Initiative.
Foundry Educational Foundation, Canada was established in 2008.
The FEF allows Canadians to make charitable donations in support
of the education and skills required in the foundry industry now
and in the future. An
annual College Industry Conference is held in Hamilton.
castings are the first step in the value-added manufacturing
chain and are utilized in the manufacture of most durable
castings are a strategic component of the manufacturing base.
operations have always been varied and complex, and have
become even more so, since the industry has changed
drastically in recent years.
Foundries no longer produce just a raw casting.
Today, many modern foundries design the parts, build
the tooling, cast the prototypes, make the casting, machine
the casting, assemble the casting and produce a component or
assembly ready to install on the customer’s assembly line.
Because of this value added work, the foundry sector is
no longer just foundry operations.
Many foundries are designers, casters, machiners and
assemblers of value added parts.
After sales service is another aspect of value added
range in size from a few ounces to many tons and metals poured
in their production include iron, steel, magnesium, aluminum,
zinc, brass and bronze.
material is typically recycled metal, thereby conserving
precious natural resources and energy.
and industries served by foundries include the automotive
sector, construction, agriculture, forestry, mining, pulp and
paper, heavy industrial machinery and equipment, aircraft and
aerospace, plumbing, soil pipe, municipal road castings,
defence, railway, petroleum and petrochemical, electric
distribution and a myriad of specialty markets.
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