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Coming in June: Best Practices in Aluminum by Geoffrey Sigworth

May 15, 2014

AFS is publishing a new reference guide, Best Practices in Aluminum Metalcasting, set for release in the AFS store this June.

The new 296-page book will be a reference guide focusing on all of the important scientific mechanisms behind aluminum metalcasting. Respected industry expert Geoffrey Sigworth has compiled a lifetime of experience in both the academic and practical worlds of metalcasting into this book. It will be an invaluable resource for producing consistent high-quality aluminum castings. More than 60 technical papers and six Excel-based calculators are contained within the CD-ROM included with the publication (a total value of almost $2,000) to assist with sprue calculations, furnace energy models and more.

The book is organized into five sections:
• Introduction to aluminum alloys and their quality.
•.Melting and melt treatment.
• Fundamentals of solidification.
• Solidification and mold design.
• Post solidification processing.

Best Practices in Aluminum Metalcasting will be offered in hard cover format through the AFS E-Store at

AFS Corporate Member: $150
AFS Personal Member: $225
Non-Member: $300