January/February 2018

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Editorial: Please Join Us in Fort Worth
D. Kurkul

Design Details: Design Constraints Ditched in Crankcase Assembly
J. Shah

By The Law: Patent Trolls Exist
D. Resser

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

Census of World Casting Production: Global Casting Production Growth Stalls, An MCDP Staff Report
Worldwide casting production grew by less than half a percent for the second year in a row in 2016.

Survey of U.S. Casting Production: U.S. Metalcasting at a Glance, An MCDP Staff Report
MCDP breaks down the U.S. metalcasting industry by metal, process, state, value-added services and markets served.

Nobake: The Basics, An MCDP Staff Report
This article focuses on the nobake process and when it would be appropriate for use.

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.

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