March/April 2021

March/April 2021
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EDITORIAL: 2021 Buyer-Designer Track Is Second to None
D. Kurkul
INDUSTRY INSIDER: Seeing Behind the Scenes
D. Charbauski
RESHORING UPDATE: Reshoring Success Stories
H. Moser
Sourcing Q&A: No Surprises: How to Create a Casting Contract for the Best Casting Outcome
K. Phelan
DESIGN DETAILS: Mini Drone Cast With Help of 3D-Printed Patterns
J. Shah
Lead Times: What It Takes to Get Faster Castings: Prune lead times with technology and good business practices.
K. Phelan
Casting Conversion Successes: Changing the manufacturing method to metalcasting—and the accompanying redesign—paid dividends for these pieces.
S. Wetzel
Metalcasting Congress 2021 Comes to You: The annual event goes virtual this year, but still offers industry the chance to see what’s new in technology, management and research, plus eight sessions specifically for casting buyers and designers.
Casting Source Staff
Tensile Elongation in Aluminum Castings: A recent study shows how the decision to accept or reject a product can be based on more than the tensile bar elongation numbers.
A. Koprowski, Q. Wang, P. Jones, T. Gustafson
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