The 2018 Transactions of the American Foundry Society are those papers which are reviewed by metalcasting industry peers after they are submitted for presentation for the annual Metalcasting Congress. These papers are written by industry specialists: technical, industrial, scientific and scholars. Most years, topics are written under umbrella categories such as aluminum; cast iron; copper; environmental, health & safety; mold materials; melting; steel.
In this volume, papers on the following topics were presented at the 122nd Metalcasting Congress, held in Fort Worth, Texas, in April 2018:
• Cast Iron
The AFS Transactions has been published since 1896. The wealth of information that is contained from the collected papers is a testament to the dedication of individuals who research topics that help to improve and bring forward the many aspects of the industry, whether it’s in safety, or in casting iron, steel, aluminum or copper, or in improving methods of melting and pouring, or in improving equipment. The Transactions is the one publication that keeps up with what is new in metalcasting.
Keywords:3D; additive manufacturing; aluminum; aluminum alloys; aluminum casting; binder; cast iron; casting; copper alloys; die casting; dendrites; DOE; graphite; gray iron; inoculation; iron; non-metallic inclusions; sand; simulation; solidification; tensile properties; tensile strength; thermal.