January 2018

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Editorial: Implementation and Yoda
S. Wetzel

Washington Alert: Congress Passes Sweeping Tax Bill

2018 Forecast: U.S. Casting Sales to Reach $33 Billion, A Modern Casting Staff Report
The U.S. metalcasting industry is expected to see 4.7% growth from 2017-2018 and 1.8% growth in 2018-2019.

Casting a Spell, A Modern Casting Staff Report
Disney’s theme parks are magic but they don’t run on fairy dust. They run thanks to castings.

Real-Time Monitoring for Silica Exposure Analysis, E. Pylkas, R. Scholz
Real-time monitoring of silica exposure levels was used in a case study to determine sources of concentrations in the grinding and chipping area of a casting facility.

Applying Fracture Mechanics to the Design of Low-Alloy Steel Castings, P. Severson, H. Roshan, R. El-Hajjar, P. Rohatgi
A crawler shoe case study illustrates how designers can use fracture mechanics to avoid over-designing and over-specifying a casting, which will reduce part cost.

Reclamation and Reuse of Shell Ceramics in Investment Casting, V. Okhuysen, M. Landeros, H. Shah
For many investment casters, the disposal of spent ceramic shell is one of their largest sources of waste.  Eliminating or significantly reducing this waste would help foundries meet regulations.

Casting Workshop USA 2018