July 2018: Click for the full digital edition of the July 2018 issue.
Editorial: How Are We Going To Do This?
Washington Alert: Labor Department Rule Expands Small Business Health Plan Options
Smart Energy: Compressed Air: Fix the Leaks
From AFS: AFS: Building Value Through Industry Connections
Safe Practice: The EPA’s Clean Water Rule: Why Is It Controversial and Can It Be Fixed?
Marketing Mind: How Your Foundry Can Change Perceptions
In The Community: Eagle Alloy is active in its area by contributing to over 75 charitable and community organizations annually and taking part in many other initiatives.
College Connection: FEF Schools Participate in AFS Birmingham Casting Competition
Vermont Castings Goes Lean: The producer of cast iron stove parts is moving into a new era thanks to an ambitious lean manufacturing program.
Defect Detective: Common Green Sand Flaws: Green sand quality control, including good critical visual inspection, helps avoid scrapped castings.
Dos and Don’ts of Dust Collection Maintenance: Properly maintaining and operating dust collection systems can reap large direct and indirect returns on investment.
5 Steps to Identify Casting Defects: A comprehensive checklist can help troubleshoot and eliminate certain issues.
Aluminum 351 Can Take the Heat, Study Says: A study on cast aluminum 351 for cylinder heads determined the alloy has improved tensile strength and creep resistance over more common alloys while exhibiting good castability.