January 26, 2011
What do they Get? The value and cost benefits featured in Graphicast’s newest trade magazine article. This case study shows how moving from CNC produced components to a casting process lead National Optronics to big savings on a low volume part.
After working with Graphicast to convert the design, National Optronics has taken what was a four piece pin and screw assembly, down to a single, precision machined casting.
This project reduced part inventory, assembly time, and made for a much more rigid design. Oh yeah, they also brought the cost down!
Sound like something that can help you? CLICK HERE to read the story.
September 21, 2010
Graphicast was the subject of a feature article in the September 9, 2010 issue of Machine Design magazine. The article focuses on how a Graphicast customer solved a product introduction timing problem by working with Graphicast to get his parts manufactured and delivered on time and within budget. You can explore how we work with customers in developing projects through a short video on New Product Development.
Graphicast’s Design and Prototyping Service Continues to Receive National Recognition in Design News
August 27, 2010
Graphicast’s Design and Rapid Prototyping Service (DRPS) continues to receive national recognition. The most recent issue of the Design News website features our process as the lead article. Unique to other prototyping processes, Graphicast will produce a prototype in our ZA12 alloy with all the features present on a finished, machined castings. This way, our customers can test an exact copy of their machined casting before we even begin to cut the graphite mold! Prototypes such as these confirm design intent and casting performance to ensure the final design meets all the design criteria. Having the finished part design and machining program in place with the prototype shortens the time to produce the mold and first production runs of the machined casting. Our customers and prospects are discovering the value of this service, as we see more new parts going through this prototyping process first.
August 3, 2010
The Wall Street Journal has published a country by country look at manufacturing output and the manufacturing trends in each country. This finer look at the global economy indicates where the ebb and flow of economic activity is taking place. The chart is sortable by any heading and past months are available for analysis.
May 11, 2010
The Graphicast LTA casting process is highlighted in the feature article in Designfax Issue 18. Designfax offers tips and guidelines for design engineers, a key audience for our process information.
April 17, 2010
Product Design and Development features Graphicast in its tutorial, “Casting 101″, in the April issue of the magazine. Several casting suppliers offer their guidance on what to think about when considering casting as a manufacturing process. This is not the first time Product Design and Development has recognized our graphite permanent mold process. Over the past five years, the magazine has featured us five other times, highlighting the many attributes of the process that designers should consider when looking for lower cost, higher performance manufacturing methods.
December 11, 2009
A full page of Business NH Magazine’s December 2009 issue is devoted to Graphicast’s successful quest to become a Best Company to Work For in New Hampshire in 2009.
December 10, 2009
Graphicast’s lean manufacturing journey is highlighted in this article from the July 2009 edition of “Automation World“.