September 2017

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Editorial: Tracking Growth in Foundry Plants and Houseplants
S. Wetzel

Washington Alert: EPA Reverses Decision to Delay 2015 Ozone Standard

Novel Solutions: Everybody Writes
R. Jefferson

From AFS: Technologies and Benchmarking
Z. Connor

Batesville Products Inc. Measures Up, S. Wetzel
The aluminum permanent mold casting business relies on measurement and analysis to propel its continuous improvement projects.

GM’s Virtual Casting System, Q. Wang, P. Jones, Y. Wang, D. Gerard
Integrated computational materials engineering tools can be used to optimize aluminum castings for desired performance and could be applicable to other metal processes.

Critical Characteristics Affecting the Surface Finish of Castings, N. Bryant and J. Thiel
Surface finish is an integral part of casting quality specifications, and a recent study sought to achieve investment casting-level surface finish in sand cast components.

I Have Inclusions: Identifying the Source, R. Gallo
This is the second of a two-part series providing a guideline to better understand the interrelated aspects between oxides, inclusions, dross, fluxes and molten metal quality.

Casting Sports History, A Modern Casting Staff Report
Castings pay tribute to some of history’s greatest athletes via statues, plaques or busts that allow fans to cheer for players long after their playing days are complete.