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MODERN APRIL 2015 A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY VOLUME 105 | NUMBER 4 COLUMNS


7 Editorial Just Thinking (Stuff) Up A.T. SPADA


17 Washington Alert Metalcaster Testifies on Regulatory Relief S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


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42 Novel Solutions The More The Merrier? N. LEIDER


43 CEO Journal True Cost of Scrap D. MARCUS


44 Cast Tip P. 20


20 Honda, Alotech Win Casting of the Year The winning ablation-cast space frame nodes represent the design advances achieved through close collaboration among R&D, material and design engi- neers, and casting technology experts. S. WETZEL


28 On the Fast Track A mechanical engineer uses 3-D printing to rapidly prototype cast components for one-of-a-kind bicycle designs. N. LEIDER


32 Improving Energy Efficiency With Customized Monitoring Tools Highly adaptable, real-time measurement tools can measure and remotely moni- tor power-use and process status parameters to improve energy efficiency in metalcasting facilities. J. WICZER AND M. WICZER


36 Testing 1-2-3: Material of the Future Researchers developed 3-D-printed molding methods and materials to provide exceptional design flexibility while simplifying production of titanium castings. S. RAVI AND J. THIEL


Control Liquid Metal, Limit Oxide Inclusions K. FLEISCHMANN


DEPARTMENTS


3 From Online 9 Industry News 15 Industry Faces


19 In a World Without Castings


46 AFS News 50 Classifieds 55 Advertisers Index 56 Shakeout


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