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Business opportunities exist with metalcasting facilities from "low-cost" countries.

As a subscriber and frequent reader of MODERN CASTING, I've I've  

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 found the editorials very informative, insightful, and some of them I have translated for those in my team that don't speak English.

I'm the president of a small iron and steel jobbing metalcasting facility (350 tons/mo.) in Colombia, South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , founded by my grandfather back in 1934.

The last editorial, "Sleeping With the Enemy?" reminds me of some not-so-good experiences I've had while attending seminars, metalcasting shows and industrial expositions in the U.S. and Europe. In more than one occasion when the guy next to me learns that I run a jobbing foundry A semiconductor manufacturer that makes chips for third parties. It may be a large chip maker that sells its excess manufacturing capacity or one that makes chips exclusively for other companies.  in a "low-cost-country," his attitude changes and some kind of aggressive "feeling" charges the air.

It was our fault at the beginning when our metalcasting facilities used to employ workers under terrible conditions, both in terms of safety and pollution control, when communication was almost impossible for the lack of English-speaking personnel and poor engineering and production practices.

But those times are part of the past for a group of metalcasting facilities all over the world, and I believe ours is among them. We are ready for the type of partnering that you describe in February's issue of MODERN CASTING.

As a matter of fact, when I was promoted to president of our company nine years ago, we were exporting to only one customer in the U.S. and the rest of our exports were to South and Central American countries Noun 1. Central American country - any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
Central American nation

At the present time, our company has customers in Canada, U.S. and England and 10 other countries, and our exports account for about 40% of our sales.


First of all, a metalcasting facility like ours understands what it takes for a customer in the U.S. to "fall in love."

* We have everything "in-house In-house

In the context of general equities, keeping an activity within the firm. For example, rather than go to the marketplace and sell a security for a client to anyone, an attempt is made to find a buyer to complete the transaction with the firm.
," from pattern-making, machining, heat treating, painting, packing, etc.

* We have excellent engineers. (A small metalcasting firm like ours has three metallurgical met·al·lur·gy  
1. The science that deals with procedures used in extracting metals from their ores, purifying and alloying metals, and creating useful objects from metals.

, two mechanical and a good number of technicians).

* We love small orders.

* We love to learn.

* We are always ready to produce prototypes at almost no cost.

* We don't make money on patterns, and when needed, because of market conditions, we don't make money on machining.

* Our procedures and quality certifications are well documented.

* We understand drawings and from time to time even suggest changes in the casting.

* We are running casting simulation software Simulation software is based on the process of imitating a real phenomenon with a set of mathematical formulas. It is, essentially, a program that allows the user to observe an operation through simulation without actually running the program. .

* We travel to visit you whenever is needed.

The future is brighter for those metalcasting facilities in developed countries that complement their economical production with the reinforcement reinforcement /re·in·force·ment/ (-in-fors´ment) in behavioral science, the presentation of a stimulus following a response that increases the frequency of subsequent responses, whether positive to desirable events, or  of their engineering, designing and R&D capabilities.



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Author:Chavarro G., Santiago
Publication:Modern Casting
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Apr 1, 2006
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