Applied Foundry Solutions




 Applied Foundry Solutions, LLC is  is a growing manufacturing company specializing in aluminum melt equipment since 2002, located in Dayton, Ohio, serving customers locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.



 Tim Via, founder of AFS, is partnered with Matt Via and Andy Scowden. Together they have over 90 years combined experience in foundry and furnace building.  In our 15,000 sq. ft. facility we have the capabilities to design and build aluminum-melting and holding furnaces from a small pot type crucible up through very large 150,000 lb. capacity central melt furnaces. 

American Made


 We pride ourselves on bringing American made equipment to the industry; engineered and built using the finest in materials. 

 Our equipment is engineered with the end user and the maintenance person in mind, striving to eliminate the common problems associated with the day to day operations of melting equipment. 


Our Products

  • We offer a complete line of high quality aluminum processing furnaces: dry hearth, wet bath, and crucible.
  • We also off a complete line of electric and gas holding furnaces, filtration furnaces and heated launder systems. 

Our Systems

  • Our control systems use only state of the art equipment, providing full proportioning features.   
  • Gas systems include UV monitored flame safeguard with automatic ignition and fully cascade of PLC control systems if required. 
  • AFS offers a variety of electrically heated systems, including complete SCR drive controls. 

Our Services


  • AFS offers a complete refractory reline and repair service using only the highest quality refractories for optimum service life and energy efficiency at competitive pricing.
  •  AFS offers a technical service department with trained technicians, providing a wide range of services: troubleshooting, routine maintenance, installation of full turn-key systems, and on-site maintenance training. 

Our Designs

  • Our combustion systems have been designed to be dependable, efficient, and easily maintained.  
  • Our lining constructions have been engineered to provide excellent service life in high production melt shop applications. 

Parts & Tools

  • AFS offers a complete line of high quality refractory products, furnace spare parts, and high temperature safety clothing.
  • AFS is a distributor for Honeywell combustion components.