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EDITORIAL: Flip the Calendar
Washington Alert: OSHA Issues Final Rule Clarifying Employers' Recordkeeping Obligations
Novel Solutions: Manage Your Time
2017 Forecast: Most Markets to See Small Gains: Following an overall down year for casting shipments in 2015, a moderate increase is expected through 2019.
19 Tips for Additive Manufacturing Design: 3-D printing offers more design flexibility than traditional manufacturing methods, but it also has some unique constraints.
The Challenges and Benefits of Implementing a CNC Grinder: The grinding and finishing processes have been historically one of the most difficult to show high efficiency values in the metalcasting industry due to the nature of the process itself.
Cast Steel Foam for Lightweight Strength: A possible breakthrough in casting steel with a foam-like structure could challenge traditional wrought-steel applications.
Sail Away With Castings: Cast parts are critical to the marine industry. They are used in rigging hardware, engine design, and functional applications like anchors, propellers, and handles.