The ultimate goal for a trade magazine is to provide solutions. These could be solutions to problems you currently are having or problems you might have down the road.
The funny thing is, your manufacturing process, metalcasting, is fundamentally the same thing. The strength of metalcasting is its ability to provide engineers with solutions others can’t. Metalcasting is the process that can provide engineered metal components when no other manufacturing process can provide one.
This idea of being a solutions-provider relates to three of our features this month.
The first two, “Optimizing Melting Expansion at ME Elecmetal” on p. 22 and “Tonkawa the Tough” on p. 26, showcase two metalcasters solving melt–related obstacles:
The key for both was an understanding of who they were as metalcasters. A critical step in any problem-solving venture is to be able to effectively analyze the situation to understand your true self.
The third feature, “Solving Customer’s Problems” on p. 40, looks at three metalcasters’ experiences in solving their customers’ casting-related struggles. The answers they provided were a conversion-to-casting design, reverse engineering and utilizing rapid prototyping to produce a casting:
While these three solutions are not new to the world of metalcasting, they are three ways metalcasting differentiates itself from the competition. They also are three ways metalcasting can provide solutions.
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