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Manufacturing’s Decline in Customer Service

The ultimate goal is business growth; adding more customers each year in business. Most businesses start out with a great idea, a lot of blood, sweat and loads of hard work. In the beginning, each customer received 110% attention because they are so vital. What changes down the road? What happens in year five or 15? Why do businesses gravitate away from that level of detail and customer service that started their business in the first place?

Choosing a Manufacturer

Traditionally, the relative cost of manufacturing at an overseas foundry has been significantly lower than producing OEM alloy metal components in other, more developed, countries. With cost-effective production in mind, it is no surprise that small U.S. companies are flocking to manufacturing sites in China.

The Changing World of Die Casting

The die casting manufacturing industry has always been on the move; most businesses just haven’t noticed the changes or the advancements seemed to be minimal. For an example: increasing the fuel economy of the cars that we drive today is a combination of light-weight frames, aerodynamic body panels and high-efficient motors.

Casting or Forging

While both processes start with metal, casting and forging differ in both process and time involved. With the process of casting, melted metal is poured into the appropriate mold, then allowed to solidify. Once the component has completed the solidifying step, the only thing that needs to be done is the finishing operations.

Best Die Casting Manufacturing Practices

Mainland China is quickly becoming the die casting manufacturing hub of the global market. Recently, many overseas manufacturing companies have refocused on improving their product precision by moving to more die cast and investment casting production styles. Through the use of different and new alloy materials along with additional surface finishing options; die cast manufacturing is set to become a more viable casting manufacturing option in 2015.