Raw Materials Trends in 2011

MODERN CASTING examined raw material trends in 2011 in a three-part series.

Sand Shortage: Reality or Myth?: Reality or Myth? With foundry sand prices escalating and shortages reported by multiple suppliers, molding material has some purchasers biting their nails.

Melt Additives Supply Tightening Rare earth elements and several other materials are in short supply, with costs steadily rising. Could scarcity be next?

Alloy in Demand No raw material supply issue is felt more deeply in a metalcasting facility than a potential shortage of primary casting alloys.