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CASTING MODERN A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY


DECEMBER 2012 VOLUME 102 | NUMBER 12


COLUMNS


7 Editorial A Few Key Takeaways A.T. SPADA


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17 Washington Alert Election Results 2013: An Overview S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


44 Novel Solutions A Generation of Makers J. KNUERR


45 CEO Journal First, Control D. MARCUS


P. 32 25 46th Census of World Casting Production


Results from the 2011 census show a return to pre-2008 casting shipment levels. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


32 More Than a Makeover: Reinventing A & B


Over the past couple of years, this metalcaster has made upgrades beyond what is easily spotted by the eye. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


36 Fall Prevention Planning


While a fall cannot be forseen, taking the proper steps to prevent potential falls in a metalcasting facility can reduce the risk. M. HARMS


40 Testing 1-2-3: Helium-Assisted Sand Casting


Researchers explore flowing helium through a sand mold during the casting process in an attempt to enhance heat extraction. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


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20 Replacing Olivine Sand A North American shortage of olivine sand has metalcasters looking for high-quality replacements. S. WETZEL


DEPARTMENTS


3 From Online 9 Industry News 15 Industry Faces


19 In a World Without Castings


46 AFS News 47 Casting Innovations 48 Metalcasting Supplies 49 Classifieds 55 Advertisers’ Index 56 Shakeout


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