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Publisher/Editor ALFRED T. SPADA aspada@afsinc.org


Senior Editor SHANNON WETZEL swetzel@afsinc.org


Senior Editor DENISE KAPEL dkapel@afsinc.org


BUSINESS/ADVERTISING SALES


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Advertising Sales JIM BECKWITH


jbeckwith@afsinc.org ADVISORY BOARD


David M. Charbauski, Development Engineer, Global Purchasing, Caterpillar Inc., Aurora, IL


Michael A. Gwyn, President, Metalcasting Design LLC, Charleston, SC


Gene L. Muratore, Senior Foundry Metallurgist, Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium Inc., Rosemont, IL


Russ Rosmait, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Pittsburg State Univ., Pittsburg, KS


Jitendra V. Shah, President, Product Development & Analysis LLC, Naperville, IL.


Edward J. Vinarcik, Quality and Technical Manager, Nanshan America Advanced Alu- minum Technologies LLC, Lafayette, IN


Ron P. Walling, Technical Advisor, Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN


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MICHAEL J. BERRAFATO mberrafato@afsinc.org Manager of Customer Service BARBARA JACKOWSKI bjackowski@afsinc.org Classifi ed Advertising BEATA BUREK


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CONSULTING EDITORS Casting Technology TOM PRUCHA tprucha@afsinc.org


STEPHEN T. ROBISON str@afsinc.org


SCOTT LAMMERS scottl@afsinc.org Management GERALD G. CALL jcall@afsinc.org Safety & Health FREDRICK H. KOHLOFF fhk@afsinc.org


METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING (ISSN 1523-4371) is published bimonthly and an extra issue in June by the American Foundry Society, Inc. Editorial, executive and subscription offices of publication: 1695 N. Penny Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555, 847/824-0181. Subscription price: $149.00 per year U.S., Canada and Mexico; all other countries $199.00 per year. Single copies: U.S., Canada and Mexico $10.00 (+S&H), Foreign $10.00 (+S&H). CASTING SOURCE DIRECTORY: U.S., Canada and Mexico $119.00 (+S&H), Foreign $119.00 (+S&H). Canada Post Corp. Publications Agreement No. is 40036409. Periodicals postage paid at Schaumburg, IL and additional entry offices. The American Foundry Society, Inc., is not responsible for statements or opinions advanced by authors of papers or articles printed in its publications. METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING is indexed by Engineering Index, Inc., 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017, and microfilmed by University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb St., Ann Arbor, MI 48106. © American Foundry Society, Inc. 2012. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Metal Casting Design & Purchasing at 1695 N. Penny Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555.


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