January 2016

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Editorial: Giving the Gift of a Casting
A.T. Spada
Washington Alert: Congress Approves Infrastructure Package
Novel Solutions: Arguments for Free Enterprise
S. Wetzel
Fan-tastic Castings: Putting a Spin on Supply Chain Management: Commercial fan manufacturer Big Ass Fans is handling its rapid growth through open relationships with its suppliers.
S. Wetzel
2016 Forecast: Small Gains in Short Term: Following an overall down year for casting shipments in 2015, moderate gains are expected through 2018.
MC Staff Report
The U.S. Portrait by the Numbers: Modern Casting breaks down the U.S. metalcasting industry by material, process, coremaking and value-added capabilities.
MC Staff Report
ERP Enters the Cleaning Room: One steel casting job shop has expanded its ERP system to the cleaning room in an effort to increase traceability and improve on-time delivery.
D. Wile
Creating a Thermal Property Database for Investment Casting Shells: A recent study developed a set of thermal properties for investment casting shells to aid in simulation modeling of solidification and shrinkage prediction.
M. Xu, S. Lekakh, V.L. Richards
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