August 2017

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Editorial: The Convincing Case Against OSHA's Silica Rule
D. Kurkul
Washington Alert: Treasury Department Targets Several Tax Rules for Possible Changes
Novel Solutions: A Mind for Numbers
R. Jefferson
Smart Energy: Continuous Energy Benchmarking for the Metalcasting Industry
B. Reinke
Osco Delivers: AFS Corporate Member Osco Industries has finetuned its business to deliver quality parts with a short lead time by committing to gray iron, adding flexibility through inventory, and conservative revenue management.
S. Wetzel
Focus on Safety: Hearing Loss Prevention: The largest single category of contribution to recordable illness in metalcasting facilities is hearing loss, and more can be done to reduce its occurrence.
T. Schorn
Cast in Place: Integrating Non-Cast Components into Castings: 3-D printing helped a turbine manufacturer improve the dimensional accuracy of a part while adding flexibility to the tooling for streamlined production.
G. Korff and T. Stewart
I Have Inclusions! Determining the Best Cost Saving Approach: This is the first of a two-part series providing a guideline to better understand the interrelated aspects between oxides, inclusions, dross, fluxes and molten metal quality.
R. Gallo
Evaluating Iron Filter Print Designs-30 Years Later: Minor filter print design changes can significantly affect molten metal flow characteristics.
B. Dickinson, T. Midea, A. Adams
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