May 2021

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EDITORIAL: Industry 4.0 Meets the Modern Foundry
D. Kurkul
WASHINGTON ALERT: AFS Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Rebuild Our Nation's Water System
S. Salmon
COLLEGE CONNECTION: Pittsburg State's Mini Foundry Connects With the Next Generation of Metalcasters
P. Lechner
Casting of the Year-Front Subframe Engine Cradle by Magna: The Battle Creek, Michigan, metalcasting facility used innovative engineering to successfully produce a large perimeter-type aluminum subframe designed for the 2021 Acura TLX, a premium sport sedan developed by Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC.
S. Wetzel
Why Business Insurance Costs More and Covers Less: For three years, a hard insurance market has hit some metalcasters with repeated, hefty premium and deductible increases. But experts say it’s possible to flip the challenges into opportunity.
K. Phelan
Flexing for Success: Metalcasting Congress Show Goes On: Undeterred by extenuating circumstances, industry representatives connected virtually at the online Metalcasting Congress, which featured 68 management and technical sessions plus company exhibits showcasing the industry’s latest technologies.
Modern Casting Staff
Two Sessions Exploring the Business and Science of Metalcasting: Two special AFS Technical Division lectures were given during Metalcasting Congress 2021, one exploring cast iron trends and another revisiting a 25-year-old paper on corebox air flow variations.
Modern Casting Staff
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