The Power of Collaboration

October 22, 2010

The Power of Collaboration

Caterpillar recently highlighted how they reduced the cost of a component 20% by working with their supplier from the start of the design step. Graphicast has been pushing this concept for the past several years as we’ve recognized that designs coming to us later in the design process were not able to take advantage of all the features a casting can provide. By getting our customers working with us from the beginning, we can help them optimize their parts for manufacturing while still meeting the design specifications for function and performance. We offer our Design and Rapid Prototyping Service as a means to this end, and it has been very successful, with nearly half of our new customer projects starting out with a design consultation at the beginning of the design phase.