2018 Metalcasting Outlook

Managers and executives of North American foundries and diecasters evaluate current business conditions, and give their perspectives on the factors shaping the metalcasting sector’s growth prospects in the coming year.

As 2017 closes and 2018 approaches, any reliable evaluation of U.S. industrial and manufacturing economics will portray a positive outlook. But economics is unstable, and unpredictable; business conditions are prone to sudden reversals, a condition that has been made more volatile, not less, by the wider availability of data and the immediate pace of communication in the current age. More than this, a general analysis of economics becomes less relevant and reliable as the discussion narrows

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