September-October 2017

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Editorial: Tracking Growth in Business and Houseplants
S. Wetzel
Design Details: Strengthening Thin Walls Bolsters Magnesium Bracket
J. Shah
By The Law: Trade Secret Protection
D. Resser
Cutting Through the Challenges: AAM's Columbiana lost foam casting facility tackled a difficult project thanks to ingenuity and teamwork with its customer.
B. Sandalow
Which Casting Process?: Choosing metalcasting is just the start. This article will help you navigate the casting process palette and find the optimal one for your part.
An MCDP Staff Report
Searching for the Low-Cost, Power-Dense, Aluminum Engine: Can a new method for tooling high-pressure diecasting pave the way to closed-deck engine blocks?
J. Blackburn and J. Thrasher
Critical Characteristics Affecting the Surface Finish of Castings: Surface finish is an integral part of casting quality specifications, and a recent study sought to achieve investment casting-level surface finish in sand cast components.
N. Bryant and J. Thiel
Casting Sports History: Castings pay tribute to some of history's greatest athletes via statues, plaques or busts that allow fans to cheer for players long after their playing days are over.
An MCDP Staff Report
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