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Investment Casting Institute


1 Paragon Dr., Suite 110 Montvale, NJ 07645 Phone 201-573-9770 Email: incastmag@ investmentcasting.org


www.investmentcasting.org European


Investment Casters’ Federation


Rue Washington 40 1050 Ixelles, Brussels Belgium


Phone: +44 (0) 1564 743077 Email: julieboyce@eicf.org


www.eicf.org


ICI BOARD OF DIRECTORS President


John Marcin, Raytheon Technologies Vice President


Nipendra Singh, S&A Consulting Group LLP Past President Timothy Sullivan, Esq., Hitchiner Mfg. Co., Inc. Board of Directors Brad DeSplinter, TPM, Inc. Russell Gallagher, Bescast, Inc.


Michael Hascher, Eagle Engineered Solutions Julie Markee, Key Process Innovations Steve Olson, BIMAC Precision Castings Al Torok, Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc.


Sonny Tran, Fenico Precision Castings, Inc. Ty Ueland, SeaCast, Inc.


James B. Wright, Ceradyne, a 3M Company


EICF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman


Virgilio Oliveira, Zollern & Comandita Vice Chairwoman Magdalena Nizik, CPP Poland Treasurer


Emmanuel Falisse, IMC Board of Directors


Dr. Julio Aguilar, Safran Ingo Bitzer, Alumni


Dr. Owen Draper, Rolls-Royce


Dr. David Ford, Honorary Member, EICF Ane Irazustabarrena,


Tecnalia Research & Innovation Uri Joseph, IPCS


Dr. John Machielse, Paramelt BV Mathew Marsh, ICD Europe


Dr. Pam Murrell, UK Cast Metal Federation Guillaume Noir, AMA Services John S Paraszczak, Remet UK Michael Rünz, Deloro Group Karl Szulakowski, Doncasters Amadeo Torrens, GF Precicast Calogero Vassallo, IMERYS Ron Williams, The Blayson Group Ltd.


INVESTMENT CASTING INSTITUTE Joseph E. Fritz


Executive Director Nora D’Ambra


Business Administrator Barbara Tiseo


Meeting & Event Planner


EUROPEAN INVESTMENT CASTERS’ FEDERATION Carlos Olabe


Julie Boyce Executive Director Administration Office Manager Erin Almaleh


INCAST Editor Margureta Watson


Staff Accountant 7


Inside ICI 4 When And How Fast Will The Economy Recover? 6 A New ICI Member Benefit: Labor Law Discussion Group Institute Welcomes New Members


Forecast Articles 8 World Investment Casting Market Review 10 North American Investment Casting Performance and Outlook 16 European Market for Investment Castings – 2020 Forecast 20 Japanese Trends of Investment Casting Market in 2020 22 India Trends of Investment Casting Market in 2021


24 Investment Casting Market in Mainland China in 2020


Member Profile 26 Isostatic Toll Services Bilbao


Feature Article 28 Foundry 4.0 – Smart Precision Casting Needs Viscosity Control of Ceramic Slurries


32 Sustainable Development in Investment Casting


Case Studies 36 Uni-Cast Produces Complex Electronics Housing 36 Lightweight Micro-Drone Surveillance Mount is Fabrication Conversion


Legal Ease 34 Unions at The Crossroads


Departments 37 Industry News 39 Ad Index


CONTENTS


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