AMC Overview

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AMC Structure

The American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC) is providing direct support to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) through new technology, improved processes, and technical expertise in the procurement of metalcastings to ensure warfighter readiness. AMC integrates the nation’s top academic metalcasting researchers with the CAST-IT team of industry experts and the four leading metalcasting industry associations (American Foundry Society, Non-Ferrous Foundry Society, North American Die Casting Association, and the Steel Founders’ Society of America).


Ensuring that AMC research is relevant and that the resulting technology breakthroughs are quickly implemented industry-wide.


Enabling the AMC partnership to ensure best value in metalcasting replacement parts for America’s warfighter.


Developing new technologies that will produce high quality, cost-effective metalcastings while reducing lead times.

AMC Program Elements

Major Subordinate Command

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  • Technical analysis and engineering support
  • Cast-content identification
  • Procurement process improvements
  • Workforce development seminars
  • Strengthening/rebuilding supply chains
  • Technology insertion

Standards and Specifications

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  • Digital Radiographic Standards
  • Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization
  • Surface Inspection Standards
  • Casting Alloy Design Specifications (CADS)
  • Online Technical Specifications

Innovative Processes

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  • Modeling and simulation
  • Rapid tooling
  • Advanced coatings
  • Additive manufacturing for tooling
  • Design optimization
  • On-demand melting

Premium Materials

  • High Strength Steels
  • High Performance Die Casting Alloys
  • High Strength Aluminum
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Improved Mechanical Properties
  • Metal-Ceramic Composites
  • Nano-materials

Procurement Solutions

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  • Defense Tooling Database
  • Defense Casting Supplier Database
  • Integrated Casting Order Network (ICON)
  • Foundry Toolkit for Government Business
  • Cost Modeling
  • Online Casting Cost Advisor
  • Virtual Knowledge Transfer Platforms

Technology Transition

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  • Productivity Improvement Software
  • Web-based Tutorials
  • Steel Casting Wiki
  • Online Discussion Forums
  • Annual Technology Reviews with Industry, Government, and Academia