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Editorial: Expectations for Growth
By The Law: Encouraging Employee Innovation
Novel Solutions: Branding Yourself: Which Social Platforms Work Best For You?
How to Recruit New Workers: Crucial as ever, finding new employees remains a key challenge for metalcasters. They are using both new and old methods to keep their workforces full.
Cost Factors and Analysis in Estimating: Creating a cost estimating model ranks among the most important steps in business planning and budgeting, and it starts with knowing the detailed factors and costs that go into producing a casting.
Tracking Down Respirable Silica Exposure: An AFS Research Project is working to develop and demonstrate a real-time personal sampling method for foundries to use as part of their silica exposure control programs.
Heat Transfer Coefficients for Aluminum Permanent Mold Casting: A casting case study shows how using an inverse method in casting process modeling can be used to improve quality.
Experiences in a New Degassing Concept: A new model can help identify ways to reduce cycle time and the amount of consumables used for more effective degassing.