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We can see the finish line for the first step of our ISO 9001 journey

We can see the finish line for the first step of our ISO 9001 journey

While Graphicast has always maintained a reputation for quality products, we did not have a lot of market pressure to become an ISO-9001 registered supplier. Our customers were happy with our quality system and we regularly passed quality audits. That is, until the recession hit us square in the fac...

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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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