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A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 22


FEBRUARY 2017 VOLUME 107 | NUMBER 2


COLUMNS 7 Editorial


Offense and Defense D. KURKUL


P. 31


14 Washington Alert New Administration Orders Freeze of Pending Regulations S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


39 Safe Practice


Simplifying OSHA’s Record Retention Requirements D. HUNTER AND M. JAGER


40 By The Law


Made in the USA D. RESSER


P. 17 17 Cooking With a New Casting


A cast iron cooker introduced to the market is challenging traditional kamado grills. B. SANDALOW


22 Getting Connected


Social media is growing in importance, and Modern Casting asked metalcasters that do it well for tips and advice. B. SANDALOW


27 Thermal Management of Permanent Molds


Metalcasters have a suite of devices and resources available to achieve proper thermal management and control of permanent mold tooling. AFS INSTITUTE


31 Using Specialty Sand Blends to Reduce Veining Defects Research was conducted to evaluate the effect of the addition of specialty aggregates to silica sand. S. RAVI AND J. THIEL


36 Training Case Study With Charlotte Pipe The iron casting facility’s training manager shared with Modern Casting his strategies for building a knowledgeable workforce. S. WETZEL


3 From Online 8 Industry News


15 In a World Without Castings


moderncasting.com Cover Design: Mike Berrafato


41 Casting Innovations 43 Metalcasting Supplies 48 AFS News 49 Classifieds 55 Advertising Index 56 Shakeout


February 2017 MODERN CASTING | 5 46 From AFS


Increase Your Knowledge, Help Your Employer Z. CONNOR


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