Future of metal casting, OSHA silica standard hot topics at CastExpo 2016

During the mid-April CastExpo, the largest metal casting trade show in North America, foundry industry representatives portrayed a general sense of optimism for the future. Attendees were excited about increasing production and reducing downtime with the latest in foundry equipment and technology that was showcased during the event. We also learned that automotive castings are driving the foundry industry while heavy truck and construction equipment castings are in low demand.

But, aside from exciting advancements, much talk during the expo centered on OSHA’s new crystalline silica standard and how it will affect manufacturers in the next few years.
















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