December 2012

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Replacing Olivine Sand: A North American shortage of olivine sand has metalcasters looking for high-quality replacements.
S. Wetzel
Additional tech articles: On olivine sand replacement
46th Census of World Casting Production: Results from the 2011 census show a return to pre-2008 casting shipment levels.
A MODERN CASTING Staff Report
More Than a Makeover: Reinventing A & B: Over the past couple of years, this metalcaster has made upgrades beyond what is easily spotted by the eye.
A MODERN CASTING Staff Report
Fall Prevention Planning: While a fall cannot be forseen, taking the proper steps to prevent potential falls in a metalcasting facility can reduce the risk.
M. Harms
Additional information: Safety Planning
Testing 1-2-3: Helium-Assisted Sand Casting: Researchers explore flowing helium through a sand mold during the casting process in an attempt to enhance heat extraction.
A MODERN CASTING Staff Report
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