July 2019

July 2019
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EDITORIAL: Let’s Get Down to Business
S. Wetzel
WASHINGTON ALERT: AFS Applauds Introduction of Made in America Act
SMART ENERGY: Too Much Is Just Too Much
C. Belt
COLLEGE CONNECTION: PSU Behrend Students Learning Value of Internships
P. Lechner
CASTING INNOVATIONS: Foundry meets OSHA silica PEL with dry venting
SHAKEOUT: Cast “Rabbit” Purchased for Over $90 Million at Auction
Ferroloy’s New Direction: Within two years, the gray and ductile iron foundry diversified its markets, doubled its staff and became nearly silica-free.
S. Wetzel
Conversations on Capitol Hill: Metalcasters convened in Washington, D.C., to ask for investment in infrastructure and legislation that supports U.S. manufacturing.
A Modern Casting Staff Report
Synergistic Effects of Coatings, Additives in PUCB Systems: Sand additives and refractory coatings are essential components in reducing or eliminating casting defects, therefore proper combination of both the type and the level of these components are necessary to achieve optimal results.
P. Vivas, M. Shoffner, M.Simon, E. Rivera, L. Horvath
Putting It All Together: Assembly can be a valuable part of a foundry’s portfolio, but it brings challenges and might not fit every metalcaster.
B. Sandalow
Evaluating & Improving a Steel for Impact Wear Resistance: Adding nickel enhanced the tensile ductility and toughness of a steel that was formulated to be strong and impact-resistant.
V. Athavale, D. Van Aken, T. Yaniak, M. Xi
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