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Melting Point Videos 

What kinds of careers are in metalcasting? A new video from the American Foundry Society looks at what it’s like to work in the foundry industry through interviews with young workers doing a job they love.

Careers in metalcasting include a lot more than just pouring hot metal. Watch this video from Oil City Iron Works in Corsicana, Texas, about its information technology department and how its systems are all connected on a network.

Check out what’s it’s like to work in an aluminum foundry. Batesville Products in Batesville, Indiana, makes castings for hospitals, law enforcement, 3D printing and lasers, scientific testing, and emergency devices, among many other industries.

Check out the inside of a working foundry, Waupaca Foundry in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Click here to see more from the 2018 Metalcaster of the Year.

Click here to see how advanced software tools are helping connect 3D printing with metalcasting to create futuristic, advanced shapes.

Wonder what the inside of a metalcasting facility is like? Click here to check out the aluminum casting operations of Busche Performance Group in Fruitport, Michigan.

In college, you can jump start a career in metalcasting through involvement with FEF-the Foundry Educational Foundation. Click here to see how.

Click here to watch the president of Volvo Trucks put his neck on the line in his own exciting stunt showcasing the strength of metalcasting. No trick filming. Just Claes Nilsson, testing the new Volvo FMX.

What does manufacturing mean to you? This video demonstrates the comeback of American manufacturing and the future it holds for all Americans. Click here to watch. 

Click here to see what happens when you pour metal down an ant hole? Scientists gain a better understanding of ant colonies.

See how a new football facemask was designed and produced as a metal casting.

The new roof constructed for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, where tennis's U.S. Open is played, relied on large cast steel connectors for structural support.

The seats at baseball parks and stadiums across the country feature cast iron sides and armrests produced at a metalcasting facility in Indiana.