January-February 2017

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Editorial: What's in a Number?
S. Wetzel
Design Details: Unique Casting Features Lead to Reduced Weight, Costs
J. Shah
Casting 101: Weld Repair of Structural Castings
AFS Technical Department
Cooking With a New Casting: A cast iron cooker introduced to the market is challenging traditional kamado grills.
B. Sandalow
Global Casting Production Stagnant: Worldwide casting production grew by half a percent in 2015, making it three years in a row when annual growth was less than 4%.
An MCDP Staff Report
2017 U.S. Forecast: Most Markets to See Small Gains: Following an overall down year for casting shipments in 2015, a moderate increase is expected through 2019.
An MCDP Staff Report
U.S. Metalcasting at a Glance: MCDP breaks down the U.S. metalcasting industry by metal, process, state, value-added services and markets served.
An MCDP Staff Report
Cast Steel Foam for Lightweight Strength: A possible breakthrough in casting steel with a foam-like structure could challenge traditional wrought-steel applications.
H. Roshan
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