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Change? Improve? That’s Up to Us

July 25, 2017
We approach our redesign in the same spirit of progress that has directed many generations of metalcasting development

Dear Reader,
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

About the Author

Robert Brooks | Content Director

Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)