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MAY 2017 A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 36 P. 40 VOLUME 107 | NUMBER 5


COLUMNS 9 Editorial


The Industry Wins S. WETZEL


20 Washington Alert Executive Order Promoting “Buy American, Hire American” Signed S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


53 Novel Solutions In 60 Seconds... B. SANDALOW


DEPARTMENTS 3 From Online


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24 Casting of the Year: Aerospace Seatback Frame by Aristo-Cast The lattice-like design removes unneccessary material while meeting load requirements for a lightweight seat frame that could save the aircraft industry millions. S. WETZEL


36 Midland’s Mix


The copper-base and aluminum sand casting facility balances branded product lines with jobbing work to keep the business healthy and stable. S. WETZEL


40 Metalcasting Congress Gathers the Supply Chain to Milwaukee Attendees from suppliers, metalcasters and end-users convened in Wisconsin for the industry’s biggest annual event. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


48 The Future of Metalcasting Through New Ideas and Innovation A sampling of presentations from the AFS Metalcasting Congress in Milwaukee focuses on ways to move the industry forward into a new period of prosperity. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


10 Industry News


22 In a World Without Castings


56 AFS News 57 From AFS 58 Classifieds 63 Advertising Index 64 Shakeout


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