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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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Graphicast Castings Get a Clean Bill of Health

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...

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Something Good is Happening in Manufacturing

Something Good is Happening in Manufacturing

Graphicast just closed the books on the incredible month of November 2011. Our shipments were among the five best months in the last 10 years, and our bookings exceeded our previous best month by over 35%! Our backlog is at its highest level in five years and we’re running 7 days per week. We’re pla...

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