A Video Interview with Kirk Barrett on the Economic and Design Value of Graphite Permanent Mold Castings

June 20, 2012

Our sales manager, Kirk Barrett, was interviewed at the Design 2 Part Show in Marlborough, MA.  Kirk speaks on the benefits of graphite permanent mold castings.  Interview with Kirk Barrett.

Video – Narrated Graphicast LTA Mold Filling Process

March 26, 2010

Simulation software by CX Technologies (www.cx-technologies.com)

Video – Graphicast – Managing the Message about “The Recession”

March 26, 2010

Video – Graphicast New Part Development Process

March 26, 2010

Business Sustainability and the Recession

March 17, 2010

“Geoff Forester photograph, courtesy of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund”.

Graphicast will be one of the presenting companies at this year’s spring conference of  New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. We will be in a session entitled “What lessons has the recession taught us about business sustainability?” Graphicast was asked to participate in this conference based, in part, on how we dealt with the impact of the recession on our business.

We developed an action plan which we communicated to our employees early in 2009. In this plan, we indicated the steps we would follow  if certain situations occurred during the recession. These steps included cuts in discretionary spending, salary reductions, hour reductions, and temporary furloughs. As with many other manufacturing companies, by the spring of 2009 we were at the last step. We did have some voluntary furloughs late in the in the spring, but by mid summer everyone was back on the job. During the furlough period, Graphicast paid 100% of the health insurance costs of our furloughed employees. This allowed them to more easily sustain themselves while they were not working. As it turned out, many of the furloughed employees took advantage of this time to develop stronger relationships with their families and friends. They made the best of a difficult situation.

Several of our employees captured their thoughts and impressions of the furlough during a video interview conducted by Heartwood Media. This video was shown at the “Breakfast with the Best” celebration in February 2010. Take a look at what they had to say about their experiences with the recession.

Graphicast LTA Casting Process Described in Detail on New Video

March 4, 2010

We’ve just posted a new video to the Graphicast You Tube channel. You can now see the Graphicast LTA casting process unfold in slow motion, with each step explained in a thrilling narration. Just like in the Olympics, breaking the action down into slow motion with analysis along the way helps you better understand what’s happening during the process and, hopefully, gives you a better appreciation of the finer points of the process.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Graphicast, But Were Afraid to Ask

February 11, 2010

With no apologies to Woody Allen for the title, we do get a lot of questions about how our process works. And not just our casting process, but the whole process, from beginning to end. How do we design and  make the molds, how do we program the CNC machines, how does the CMM work, etc. We’ve tried to answer these questions with a virtual Graphicast plant tour, highlighting the process we follow in developing a new part for you. All of this is in a  4 1/2 minute video on the Graphicast channel on You Tube. You can see all your favorite Graphicast characters (and they are characters), including a cameo role by your blogger as a CNC machinist. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the video should be worth millions.  I hope you find it helpful to your understanding of Graphicast, and how we work with you to make your parts.

Val Zanchuk at 2nd annual VISUAL User Education Conference

December 7, 2009

One of the highlights of this year’s second annual VISUAL User Education Conference was hearing our own Val Zanchuk talk about how Graphicast has thrived in such a difficult economy. Val shared his application of new business process and technology strategies. If you missed the event, Synergy Resources, has posted a summary of the event, along with video highlights from the presentations.

Watch Val’s Presentation here.

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