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EDITORIAL: From Strange to Commonplace
WASHINGTON ALERT: AFS to Comment on OSHA’s Potential Changes to Lockout/Tagout Standard
SAFE PRACTICE: Can You Hear Me?
IN A WORLD WITHOUT CASTINGS: Would You Be Able to Cook?
CASTING INNOVATIONS: Outdoor Lighting a Challenge Bested
SHAKEOUT: Cast Iron Gazebo Punctuates Portugal Civic Center
EJ Wins Metalcaster of the Year: The northern Michigan company invested heavily in a new state-of-the-art facility, showing its commitment to its core customers and the whole industry.
Calculating When Printed Patterns Are Viable for Production: In a study, 15 cast parts and patterns were analyzed to determine general baselines for when printed patterns are cost-effective and time-effective compared to traditional tooling.
11 Tips for Communicating in a Crisis: By having an emergency communication plan in place, foundries can respond quickly and accurately while avoiding mistakes that could make the problem worse.
A New Alloy for Automotive Wheel Weight Reduction: In one study, the new alloy showed to be 10 to 15% stronger than 357 depending on aging treatment selection with similar elongation.
Molten Cleanliness Assessment in a Low-Pressure Foundry: Even with advancements, and/or the limitations of the inclusion detection and measurement techniques, it is feasible to measure quantitatively the cleanliness of molten aluminum in a metalcasting facility.