April 2019: Click for the full digital edition of the April 2019 issue.
EDITORIAL: Getting It Right the First Time
WASHINGTON ALERT: AFS Applauds Introduction of the JOBS Act
SAFE PRACTICE: All You Need to Know About Safety Data Sheets
MARKETING MIND: Innovation, a European View at CastExpo
IN A WORLD WITHOUT CASTINGS: Would You Have Survived The Winter?
CASTING INNOVATIONS: Reclaiming Sand Reduces Foundry’s Sand Cost by 84%
COLLEGE CONNECTION: UAB’s Monroe savors Air Force fellowship
SHAKEOUT: Cast Bison Flank Entrance of Chicago Park
Neenah Swing Frame Wins Casting of the Year: The conversion of the compact utility tractor component from an 11-piece steel weldment to a single ductile iron casting was the result of a collaboration between companies with different backgrounds but common goals.
2019 Casting of the Year winners: This year, four new categories were introduced to complement Casting of the Year. They were: Newcomer (Rookie of the Year), Best Example of a Casting Conversion, Achievement in a Small Foundry Business, Best Innovation/Prototype.
Moving Beyond the Limits of Compliance: Even perfect compliance programs will not guarantee zero injuries. A safety culture with individual ownership is also needed.
Small Business, Strong Business: Tonkawa Foundry has been a successful small business through seven decades by sticking to its strengths and staying on top of modern industry trends.
Avoiding Coating-Related Defects: Refractory coatings exist to improve casting quality, but when not properly applied, they can cause unwanted characteristics in the final casting.