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Graphicast Castings Get a Clean Bill of Health

Graphicast recently put a large sample of machined castings through an x-ray testing procedure. A third party laboratory  measured the castings against the same standards used for critical components in jet engines and other aircraft applications. The results? A clean bill of health! Take a look at the x-rays yourself. These results clearly show that the Graphicast LTA graphite mold casting process produces extremely dense, low porosity castings. Although these casting aren’t going into a jet engine, they could.

X-rays of Graphicast LTA castings

Assembly Magazine Gets It

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.

Graphicast Process Featured in Latest Designfax Issue

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.

Interzinc Goes to Texas

Thanks to Doug Rourke of the International Zinc Association for his feedback from Texas:

Interzinc, the zinc casting market development organization (www.interzinc.org), made a swing through Texas with seminars in Dallas, Austin and Houston. The seminars received enthusiastic response from attendees who learned how zinc castings can produce lower cost and better performing parts due to the excellent mechanical properties of zinc alloys and the efficient casting processes

Doug Rourke – International Zinc Association

Social Media Efforts For Industrial Companies Can Go Global

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

I recently heard from a contact in Europe about an opportunity for ZA12 castings. One of our customers in the United States suggested to an affiliated European company  to look into ZA12 castings for some of their component needs. Through a nationwide search effort for a supplier, my contact saw the inquiry and quickly directed the European company’s buyer to our website and our videos on YouTube. Interest is growing and there may be opportunities for both Graphicast and my contact to supply this need.

Having content about Graphicast on various sites on the web is one of the benefits of using social media outlets. Through the many networks of contacts you can establish, and a little  dedication to keeping those networks updated, a company can achieve a global presence through social media.

Graphicast Featured in Casting Tutorial in the April Issue of Product Design and Development

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

 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.

Graphicast LTA Casting Process Described in Detail on New Video

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.

Graphicast LTA Casting Process on YouTube

Val ZanchukWe now have a computer simulation of our casting process available (see video below or visit the Graphicast YouTube channel). This  9 second video shows how the mold smoothly fills with Graphicast’s LTA casting process and how the temperature of the metal changes with time during the casting cycle.  

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


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