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A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 20 P. 26


OCTOBER 2016 VOLUME 106 | NUMBER 10


COLUMNS 8 Editorial


Looking Forward for Metalcasters D. KURKUL


17 Washington Alert Industry Groups and States File Suit Challenging New DOL Overtime Rule S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


P. 38 20 Soucy Invests in Metalcasting


A manufacturer of track systems, parts, accessories and other industrial components spent more than $30 million to build a new plant next to the casting facility it just purchased. S. WETZEL


26 Predictive Maintenance Saves Money


Routinely monitoring equipment using predictive technologies and data collecting can help better plan for equipment repairs and save money in downtime and replacement costs. A. GAMBSKY


30 Building on Success


Companies that are expanding their facilities have faced numerous challenges and relied on experience to assure successful projects. B. SANDALOW


34 Continuous Improvements, Cost Savings at McConway & Torley Substantial cost savings can be achieved by a proper work culture where all the departments work towards the common objective. S. KOMARAGIRI AND O. MANGOYAN


38 The Case for Steel Lost Foam Casting


Although steel is not currently widely produced with lost foam casting, the method offers many potential benefits and recent work has shown its viability. M. DEBRUIN AND S. JORDAN


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October 2016 MODERN CASTING | 5 DEPARTMENTS


3 From Online 9 Industry News


19 In a World Without Castings


42 Cast Tip 43 Casting Innovations 46 AFS News 50 Metal Supplies 51 Classifieds 55 Advertisers Index 56 Shakeout


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