Metalcasting Outlook Data — 2016

Facts and figures portray business conditions in metalcastng, its recent performance and its near-tearm prospects

FM&T relies on our readers for the information that will bring us up to date on the state of metalcasting in North America. Each year, during September and October, FM&T surveys metalcasters to measure the outlook of men and women working in North America’s foundries and diecasting plants. We seek to identify the problems they face in their businesses and the economy, to learn what plans they’re making for the coming business cycle, and to understand better their expectations for the year now approaching.

The readers’ responses and insights help us evaluate the state of the metalcasting industry as the current year closes and 2016 approaches.

We surveyed readers by email over a period of six weeks. The results include responses from nearly 200 readers who represent the full variety of foundries and diecasters.

You can read the report that accompanies the survey results here.

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