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EDITORIAL: There Is a Place for You Here at AFS
WASHINGTON ALERT: Congress Approves Defense Authorization Bill
COLLEGE CONNECTION: FEF Holds Conference, Hands Out Awards
IN A WORLD WITHOUT CASTINGS: Would Foreign Locales be as Distinctive?
SHAKEOUT: Constance Finds Passion in Sculpting
Wear-Tek’s Engineered Results: The maker of wear-resistant castings switched its molding sand material to ensure compliance with the OSHA silica PEL.
Sales Slow in 2019; Slight Growth Projected for 2020: Following a year that saw 12% growth, casting sales softened slightly in 2019.
Foundry Safety Remains a Priority: The latest safety data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the industry saw a setback in its overall safety record, although a few sectors made some improvement.
Recommendations for Welding Aluminum Castings: In-process weld reworked parts can meet the requirements of aerospace, military and commercial structural specifications when reworked with proper capability. But since it is expensive, foundries should try to minimize welding on castings to the extent possible.
Investment Casting Successes: Offering more design freedom than other methods of metal forming, investment casting’s advantages are used in many different ways.