A Michigan foundry stepped in to solve an urgent reshoring need for store-branded fitness products, creating a new, compact supply chain that quickly met customer demand while supporting a Midwest retailer’s Made in America mission.
Buck Company: Becoming a Foundry for the FutureApril 21, 2021
Investments in upgraded casting equipment, revamped maintenance, and safety and environment protections, combined with a team approach designed to promote employee engagement and trust have transformed the ferrous and nonferrous jobbing foundry.Read More
A practical case study of how Dotson Iron Castings and Neenah Foundry implemented real-time data collection to visualize and optimize their processes in order to increase their overall equipment efficiency and reduce operating costs
Low-cost cast magnesium foam could open new markets in biomedical applications as well as transportation systems.
Modern Casting shares the history of metalcasting in the U.S. through the lens of the American Foundry Society in this anniversary edition.
Past, Present and Future
This issue of Modern Casting and the supplement “AFS Celebrating 125 Years” mailed with it were fun projects. With the anniversary supplement, we look at the past—how AFS came about and the impact metalcasting has had on the U.S.
From Intern to Hired: Rachel Guthrie, Materials Science and Engineering, Class of 2018
Some young people know exactly what they want to pursue as they enter college. Others may have a big-picture idea but don’t find their passion until they are exposed to new and different possibilities.
Permanent Tax Relief for Passthrough Entities Introduced
The Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2021 (H.R. 1381/S.480), which would make the current 20% tax deduction available to passthrough entities permanent, was recently introduced in Congress.
Are You Maintaining Prices and Margins Relative to Costs?
Let’s face it. Foundries are driven by strong margins. Are your margins acceptable? Or are your margins and return on sales (net income as a percentage of net sales) lower than you would like them to be? Or have you experienced a negative return due to net losses recently?