Graphicast recently sold a mold to National Optronics, Charlottesville VA. Since 2005, National Optronics has developed 8 tools producing value added cast and machined parts with Graphicast.
National Optronics, a manufacture of eye glass lens grinding equipment ,looks to Graphicast to make value added components for their equipment. Graphicast often reviews part and assembly prints for their equipment with them to determine if we can achieve cost savings by combining multiple parts into a single casting. Other savings are found when it is more economical to machine a casting than to machine a component from bar stock.
More than your average win-win situation, this has become a rare and appreciated relationship. A few years of review, understanding and design collaboration has lead to strong and fluid communications between the organizations. Today, projects are developed start to finish with relative ease, savings are realized, and at the end of a project, well, speaking for Graphicast, we are happy to have completed another job for National Optronics.