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JULY 2018 A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 28 VOLUME 108 | NUMBER 7


COLUMNS 9 Editorial


How Are We Going To Do This? S. WETZEL


17 Washington Alert Labor Department Rule Expands Small Business Health Plan Options S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL


AND C. RICHTER P. 32 44 Smart Energy


Compressed Air: Fix the Leaks J. WICZER, R. EPPICH, C. BELT, B. REINKE


46 From AFS


AFS: Building Value Through Industry Connections J. BYE


47 Safe Practice P. 20 20 Vermont Castings Goes Lean


The producer of cast iron stove parts is moving into a new era thanks to an ambitious lean manufacturing program. B. SANDALOW


24 Defect Detective: Common Green Sand Flaws Green sand quality control, including good critical visual inspection, helps avoid scrapped castings. AFS INSTITUTE


28 Dos and Don’ts of Dust Collection Maintenance Properly maintaining and operating dust collection systems can reap large direct and indirect returns on investment. D. DALSANTO


32 5 Steps to Identify Casting Defects


A comprehensive checklist can help troubleshoot and eliminate certain issues. S. KANNAN, A. PATHAK, T. COBETT


36 Aluminum 351 Can Take the Heat, Study Says A study on cast aluminum 351 for cylinder heads determined the alloy has improved tensile strength and creep resistance over more common alloys while exhibiting good castability. Q. WANG, D. HESS, X. YAN, F. CARON


moderncasting.com Cover Design: Mike Berrafato


Cover Photo: Fireside Company, Japan.


The EPA’s Clean Water Rule: Why Is It Controver- sial and Can It Be Fixed? D. HUNTER


48 Marketing Mind How Your Foundry Can Change Perceptions R. JEFFERSON


DEPARTMENTS 3 Hotline


10 Industry News


18 In a World Without Castings


19 In The Community 43 Casting Innovations 50 AFS News 55 College Connection 56 Metal Supplies 57 Classifieds 63 Advertising Index 64 Shakeout


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