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Are You Ready for “The Sixth Wave”?

Are You Ready for “The Sixth Wave”?

No, I’m not talking about surfing. I’m talking about an economic wave that’s in its early stage of emergence and will drive our economies for the next 50 to 60 years. In the 1920s, a Soviet economist, Nikolai Kondratiev, studied capitalist economies and noticed that they went through repetitive cycl...

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Graphicast on the Road at AmCon, Denver, April 26 and 27

Graphicast on the Road at AmCon, Denver, April 26 and 27

Graphicast will be in Denver from April 26, 2011 – April 27, 2011, exhibiting at the  AmCon (American Contract Manufacturing) Show. We will be in Booth 416. Stop by for the latest information on our cost saving metal casting technology....

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Ugly, but Profitable

Ugly, but Profitable

In the February issue of Modern Casting, Dan Marcus comments that some of the oldest, ugliest foundries in the metalcasting business are also among the most profitable foundries in the metalcasting business. His argument is that equipment has little to do with how profitable metalcasters can be.  Go...

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The Pain and Promise of US Manufacturing

The Pain and Promise of US Manufacturing

NADCA, the North American Die Casting Association, has just published a great synopsis of the path, and promise, of US manufacturing.  Here it is, in its entirety: “The common wisdom emerging from the national media frequently notes that the American economy has lost its ability to “make things”…tha...

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Many feel “uncertainty” is the new normal

Many feel “uncertainty” is the new normal

For many companies, the past was prelude to the future. Response trends could be developed for a host of inputs, and planning was a tedious, but often reasonably accurate corporate exercise. Fewer companies feel this way as we work our way out of the recession. Many now are trying to plan for uncert...

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