MC January 2014
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Editorial: You Can Make a Difference, A. T. Spada
Growth Across the Board, A MODERN CASTING staff report
U.S. casting sales are forecast to grow in every category of metals, topping $37 billion in 2016.
O'Fallon Casting's Decade of Growth, S. Wetzel
In its 10 years as O'Fallon Casting, the investment caster's annual sales have grown from $10 million to $25 million.
MEDIA RESOURCE: Video Profile of O'Fallon Casting
Cast Iron Machinability, S. Lekakh and V. Richards
The effect of aging on material properties determines the optimal machining time.
Better Than Hit or Miss, F. Peters, R. Stone, K. Watts, P. Zhong and A. Clemons
Testing and training improve visual inspection of casting surfaces.
Testing 1-2-3: Investigating the Machinability of Aluminum-Silicon Cast Alloys, A MODERN casting staff report
A series of drilling tests highlights how microstructural difference can affect machinability and tool wear.
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