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Urban Mining in Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Urban Mining in Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Jaffrey, New Hampshire is a small town in the southwest corner of the state. It’s an old mill town that still supports a number of manufacturing and industrial companies. I came across an interesting company yesterday, one that does “urban mining”. Urban mining is the process of extracting and recyc...

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

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

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....

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Manufacturing Jobs Still Pack the Biggest Punch for Economic Growth

Manufacturing Jobs Still Pack the Biggest Punch for Economic Growth

An interesting relationship exists between manufacturing jobs and service jobs. The New Hampshire Center for Public Policy issued a report on the impact of Smart Manufacturing and High Technology on New Hampshire’s economy in March 2011. Besides the fact that Manufacturing and High Tech are the larg...

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Get a Quick Cost Estimate with Graphicast’s “Ballparker’ Application

Get a Quick Cost Estimate with Graphicast’s “Ballparker’ Application

Graphicast has added a new feature to our website – the Price Ballparker. This tool will give you a quick estimate of the cost of a machined casting just by entering the volume of your part, the estimated production lot size, and then comparing your part to photos of easy, moderate, and difficult to...

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Go Big or Go Home!

Go Big or Go Home!

Go Big or Go Home. This was the title of an article by machine tool builder Mori Seiki about one of their customer’s decisions to buy some large pieces of equipment to give them a competitive advantage. The concept relates to much more than machine tool size. In manufacturing, continuous improvement...

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