Everyone hates ‘change’ and everyone wants improvement. And each of us faces this conundrum in some aspect of our work and lives. The best way to manage that tension is to recognize, anticipate, the direction of the changes that seem to envelope us, and work to take advantage of change when possible or to redirect the change when necessary.
Metalcasting has been in constant development for over 5,000 years, as a process, a science, an industry, and a vocation. It’s current state is infinitely more complex than the industry of a generation ago, and yet it’s also clear that we are in the midst of extraordinary developments in materials, in energy and resource management, and in product and process design, among many other frontiers of metalcasting progress.
Foundry Management & Technology has devoted 125 years to documenting its ongoing progress, and we’re still at it. With the launch of our redesigned website — www.foundrymag.com — we’re continuing our mission of providing foundry and diecasting executives, managers, operators, and engineers a venue for examining, exploring, and expressing their knowledge of and insights to metalcasting technologies.
We know all our readers will appreciate the improved access to new ideas and information, and our continuing focus on the progress of metalcasting technology.
Robert E. Brooks, editor