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  • The 2022 Economic Outlook for Manufacturing

    The 2022 Economic Outlook for Manufacturing

    The new year begins with a growing economy and strong demand for manufactured goods, tempered by major challenges including shortages of workers and materials, the fastest inflation in 31 years, and ongoing effects of Covid-19. Helping us evaluate... [more]

  • Industry Challenges for Women's PPE

    Industry Challenges for Women's PPE

    Laura Biggerstaff from Iron Elk LLC discusses the challenges and opportunities in the safety apparel market, specifically focusing on the lack of safety apparel for women. Ways in which companies can begin integrating these products in their... [more]

  • Hot Tearing Susceptibility of Al-Zn Alloys

    Hot Tearing Susceptibility of Al-Zn Alloys

    Hot Tearing Susceptibility (HTS) of aluminum alloys was investigated using a constrained rod hot tearing test apparatus. The test apparatus and procedure were validated using Al-Cu alloy. Subsequently, the test was used to characterize new... [more]

  • Metalmorphasis: Change and Transition

    Metalmorphasis: Change and Transition

    Some changes are the result of biology and the passage of time, within the natural cycle or order of things. Others are self-generated, under our own control and resulting from willful efforts, or dependent upon encounters with significant... [more]

  • Trade Update – Latest on Buy American & The Biden Administration Trade Agenda

    Trade Update – Latest on Buy American & The Biden Administration Trade Agenda

    Please join us for a webinar presented by Adam Gordon and Matthew Renkey of The Bristol Group, a boutique Washington, DC law firm specializing in complex international trade cases challenging unfairly traded imports. The change in Administrations at... [more]

  • OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard & the Impact on US Metalcasting Industry

    OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard & the Impact on US Metalcasting Industry

    OSHA just published on Nov. 5, 2021 a new Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers, including metalcasters and their suppliers, with 100 or more employees to ensure all employees are either vaccinated or taking weekly COVID-19 tests. What... [more]