Casting of the Year Aspirations
The annual Engineered Casting Solutions Casting Competition provides an example of what metalcasting can achieve. While the winners may not relate to the type of components your facility produces, the manufacturing engineering skill and creativity are something every metalcaster must aspire to.
These castings are examples of engineered cast components with value-added features as opposed to commodities priced by the pound. We must take our mindsets away from the production mentality that we ship castings, and focuse on how we are providing engineered value to customers. We have lost the price battle for castings on the global scale, and we will never recapture it. But the price battle doesn’t lead to profits—engineered value does.