March/April 2017: Click for the full digital edition of the March/April 2017 issue.
Editorial: Use Your Resources
Design Details: Parting Plane Freedom Aids Consolidation
Knowing When to Switch to Casting: Watch for these signs a new manufacturing process is in order and whether the casting process should be considered.
Optimized Durability Prediction of Cast Iron Based on Local Microstructure: A casting design where the application load and weight are optimized is only achievable if the designer can fully unlock the potential of the material.
Inclusions in Permanent Mold Cast Magnesium: This research is part of an ongoing effort to increase the use of magnesium alloys to a significant level in the aerospace and automotive industries and to reduce vehicle weight, fuel consumption, and emission of harmful gases
Cast in North America Heads to Milwaukee: The annual exhibition is part of the AFS Metalcasting Congress and brings together suppliers, metalcasters and casting buyers for knowledge transfer, professional development and business meetings.
Fueling Our Society: Cast parts are a crucial part of our society. They help us get from place to place and do the jobs that keep our lives and economy moving along. Perhaps no place better represents this than a gas station. Beyond the obvious applications, cast components are everywhere when we refuel.