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A Boom of Hope: Editorial
U.S. Metalcasters Emerge From Recession: U.S. casting sales are expected to grow 14.6% through 2015, according to the latest metalcasting industry forecast. This online version of the forecast is updated from the version that ran in the January 2013 print issue of Modern Casting. The revision was required after new data became available that updated the economic model used to forecast.
ME Elecmetal Is in Demand: The steel casting company has undergone a significant $42 million plant optimization to supply parts for the mining and minerals processing industry.
Quick-Turn Castings: Rapid manufacturing takes parts from prototype to production.
Streamlining Nuclear Power: Westinghouse Electric Co. reduced its leadtime and inventory carrying costs with an investment casting conversion for its newest nuclear reactor.
Testing 1-2-3: Managing Risks in Multiple 100% Inspections: Various factors impacting visual inspection are analyzed in a cost/benefit analysis of multiple whole-lot inspections.