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MAY 2016 A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 24 P. 34 VOLUME 106 | NUMBER 5


COLUMNS 9 Editorial


A Positive Perspective A.T. SPADA


23 Washington Alert Opening Briefs Filed on EPA’s New Ozone Regulations S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


P. 42


DEPARTMENTS 3 From Online


10 Industry News


22 In a World Without Castings


24 Casting of the Year: Magnesium Liftgate Cuts Weight, Adds Value Meridian Lightweight Technologies and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles teamed up on this year’s award-winning casting—the fi rst high volume application of the structural magnesium part. S. WETZEL


34 CastExpo Rallies the Supply Chain to Minneapolis Attendees from suppliers, metalcasters and end-users convened in Minnesota for the once-every-three-years event. MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


42 Product Developments on the Show Floor Exhibitors from all parts of the supply chain presented their products to attendees of CastExpo in Minneapolis. MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


53 The Next Steps in Metalcasting Development A sampling of presentations from CastExpo in Minneapolis focused on new ways to move the industry forward. MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


57 Trends in X-ray Casting Defect Recognition Advancement in assisted defect recognition can improve X-ray inspection in metalcasting facilities for consistent results and shorter inspection times. J. ROBBINS


moderncasting.com Cover Design: Mike Berrafato


May 2016 MODERN CASTING | 5


64 AFS News 67 Classifi eds 71 Advertisers Index 72 Shakeout


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