ALD Vacuum Technologies
Electron-beam melting furnace installation.
StaCool Industries
Workers wear the StaCool vest under aluminized PPE, with frozen thermal packets inserted into pockets to help regulate core body temperatures.
Thermo Scientific
Thermo Scientific™ ARL iSpark™ Plus optical emission spectrometer.
U.S. Air Force / Paul Shirk
Ted Fetchik, a USAF 553rd Commodities Maintenance Squadron welder, pours aluminum into a 3D-printed mold at Tinker Air Force Base.

Metalcasting Outlook Data — 2016

Dec. 14, 2015
Each year FM&T surveys readers to gain the metalcasting market outlook of those who are acive in North America’s foundries and diecasting plants.

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.