About the book "Fundamentals of Die Casting Design"
In the recent years many die
casting companies have gone bankrupt (Doehler--Jarvis and Shelby to
name a few) and many other die casting companies have been sold (St.
Paul Metalcraft, Tool Products, OMC etc.). What is/are the reason/s for
this situation? Some blame poor management. Others blame bad customers
(which is mostly the automobile industry). Perhaps there is something
to these claims. Nevertheless one can see that the underlying reasons
is the missing knowledge of how to calculate the when profits are made
and how to design so that costs will be minimized. To demonstrate how
the absurd situation is the fact that there is not even one company
today that can calculate the actual price of any product that they are
producing. Moreover, if a company is able to produce a specific
product, no one in that company looks at the redesign (mold or process)
in order to reduce the costsystematically. If there is a company which
does such A thing, the author will be more then glad to learn about it.
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