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CASTING MODERN A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 24


FEBRUARY 2013 VOLUME 103 | NUMBER 2


COLUMNS 9 Editorial


Build a Bridge A.T. SPADA


19 Washington Alert OSHA Publishes 2013 Regulatory Agenda S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


51 Safe Practice Optimal Machine Guarding P. GREGORY AND G. HONEYCUTT


52 CEO Journal


Millennial Momentum D. MARCUS


P. 28 24 Mercury Marine


A hybrid sports sedan relies on a high pressure diecast transmission housing. J. KNUERR


28 Acuity Brands’ Light Idea


A rapid tooling method is to thank for Acuity’s antique-looking lights that may line your neighborhood streets. S. WETZEL


36 7 Ways to Avoid Shrinkage Defects


The answer to improving your casting quality could be in the part’s metallurgy, tooling or molding practices. D. WHITE


44 Cultivating Knowledgeable Customers Benton Foundry has opened a “Discovery Center” for casting buyers and students. D. KAPEL


47 Testing 1-2-3: Cutting Energy Costs in Steel Casting Facilities Researchers at Missouri S&T analyze methods for improving melting efficiency. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


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53 Novel Solutions Good Business S. WETZEL


DEPARTMENTS 5 From Online


11 Industry News 21 Industry Faces


23 In a World Without Castings


54 AFS News 56 Casting Innovations 57 Metalcasting Supplies 58 Classifieds 63 Advertisers’ Index 64 Shakeout


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