January/February 2019

U.S. Casting Sales Reach 33.1 Billion

The U.S. metalcasting industry is expected to see 1.9% growth in 2019 following a very strong 2018.

Steel 101

Steel is used in many components and can provide strength while using flexible geometries for casting designers.

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Smart Core Choices Sprout Big Savings for Fertilizer Part

A steel fabrication consisting of eight individual laser cut components welded together was a prime candidate to convert to casting to reduce cost and lead times for the air bag mount in a fertilizer applicator.

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Marketing Mind:

Something Old, Something New

The 2019 AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends arrived in AFS Corporate Member inboxes earlier this year. After spending the year researching ways to make the report more vital, we have an approach that could be called “something old, something new.”



Ditching Fab for Casting Yields Improvements

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From the Editor:

Avoiding the Double Doink

Don’t wait too long to fix your known problems. A minor nuisance now can turn to catastrophe (and embarrassment) later.

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