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MODERN MAY 2015 A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 35 VOLUME 105 | NUMBER 5 COLUMNS


9 Editorial Metal Printing: Friend or Foe? A.T. SPADA


20 Washington Alert House Committee Passes Bill


Restricting EPA Clean Water Rule S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


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56 Shaping Strategy 8 Ways to Drive Quotes to Customers M. MEHLING


DEPARTMENTS 3 From Online


24 Design Considerations for 3-D-Printed Cores and Molds Developments in additive manufacturing mean engineers have a new set of considerations when designing molds and cores. K. WOOD AND S. RAVI


30 Improving Casting Quality Through Sand, Metallurgy A sampling of white paper technical presentations from the 119th Metalcasting Congress focus on sand and metal for improved cast components. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


35 Metalcasting Congress Postshow Report Overview p. 35, Officers and Directors p. 40, Division Award Winners p. 44 A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


46 Sparking Change? Advances in Direct Metal Printing The 3-D printing of metal components remains a developing manufacturing process, but it has the potential to significantly impact the metalcasting industry. N. LEIDER


50 Record Exhibit Space Booked at Metallurgy Trade Fairs in Düsseldorf The Bright World of Metals includes GIFA, METEC, Thermprocess and Newcast shows. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


10 Industry News 18 Industry Faces


22 In a World Without Castings


58 AFS News 62 Casting Innovations 63 Metalcasting Supplies 64 Classifieds 71 Advertisers Index 72 Shakeout


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