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MAY 2018 A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 28 VOLUME 108 | NUMBER 5


COLUMNS 9 Editorial


Ally, not Adversary S. WETZEL


23 Washington Alert U.S. Imposing Tariffs on China After Section 301 Investigation S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


P. 72


51 Smart Energy Energy Saving: A Beginning R. EPPICH, C. BELT, B. REINKE


52 Safe Practice The Appellate Court Declared OSHA Has No Limit on the Look-Back Period for Repeat Citations D. HUNTER


P. 38 28 TEI Swing Arm Wins Casting of the Year


The uniquely shaped part portrays the possibilities and opportunities available when combining additive manufacturing, simulation and innovative design. S. WETZEL


36 Changes to Section 179 Deductions and Bonus Depreciation The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in January includes incentives for small businesses and manufacturers to invest in equipment and other purchases. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


38 Metalcasting Congress Gathers Industry to Texas Attendees from suppliers, metalcasters and end-users convened in Fort Worth for the industry’s biggest annual event. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


46 Metalcasting’s Future Through New Ideas and Innovation A sampling of presentations from the AFS Metalcasting Congress in Fort Worth, Texas, focuses on ways to move the industry forward into a new period of prosperity. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


59 Novel Solutions Supply Chain Management for Dummies R. JEFFERSON


DEPARTMENTS 3 From Online


10 Industry News 20 Industry Faces


25 In a World Without Castings


moderncasting.com Cover Design: Mike Berrafato


27 In the Community 56 AFS News 60 College Connection 61 Metalcasting Supplies 62 Casting Innovations 65 Classifieds 72 Shakeout


May 2018 MODERN CASTING | 5


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