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March/April 2012 Volume 14 Number 2


COLUMNS 7 Editorial: Listen to Your Peers


What a difference a year makes for capacity considerations. A.T. SPADA


51 Metalcasting 101: Exploring Permanent Molding


Learn the basics of casting with metal molds. CAST METALS INSTITUTE


53 Purchasing Points: How Do We Compare Domestic, Emerging Market Sources?


How do you manage the complexity of the


global supply chain and total cost of ownership? D. BUSHEY


DEPARTMENTS 8 Industry News


19 In a World Without Castings


Would the Age of Enlightenment have spread around the world?


20 Castings in Action


A structural cylinder speeds up a printing press, and an aluminum body houses a robot.


22 Design Details Cover: Design by Mike Berrafato, art director


A casting conversion requires 10 times more stiffness than a previously used welding tube structure.


55 Casting Innovations


Biodegradable magnesium offers a new option for implants.


58 Website Spotlight


62 Classified Ads


63 Advertisers’ Index


64 Shakeout George Clooney charms the metalcasting industry.


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