January 2018

The cover of the January 2018 issue of Modern Casting
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Editorial: Implementation and Yoda
Shannon Wetzel, Managing Editor
Washington Alert: Congress Passes Sweeping Tax Bill
2018 Forecast: U.S. Casting Sales to Reach $33 Billion: The U.S. metalcasting industry is expected to see 4.7% growth from 2017-2018 and 1.8% growth in 2018-2019.
A Modern Casting Staff Report
Casting a Spell: Disney’s theme parks are magic but they don’t run on fairy dust. They run thanks to castings.
A Modern Casting Staff Report
Real-Time Monitoring for Silica Exposure Analysis: Real-time monitoring of silica exposure levels was used in a case study to determine sources of concentrations in the grinding and chipping area of a casting facility.
Eric Pylkas, Robert Scholz
Applying Fracture Mechanics to the Design of Low-Alloy Steel Castings: A crawler shoe case study illustrates how designers can use fracture mechanics to avoid over-designing and over-specifying a casting, which will reduce part cost.
Patrick Severson, Hathibelagal Roshan, R. El-Hajjar, Pradeep Rohatgi
Reclamation and Reuse of Shell Ceramics in Investment Casting: For many investment casters, the disposal of spent ceramic shell is one of their largest sources of waste. Eliminating or significantly reducing this waste would help foundries meet regulations.
Victor Okhuysen, Michael Landeros, Hiten Shah
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