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A Comprehensive look at Sand Casting ...

Sand Casting
This article focusses on sand casting and more specifically on aluminium sand casting, taking you through its earlier history, the types of products that are produced using this metal casting method, the process in China today, the benefits and constraints of the process, as well some great videos produced by ChinaSavvy [...]

Lost Foam Casting – The history, proc...

Lost Foam Casting – The history, process and modern day developments
In This Article: Page 1: History Page 2: Products Made Page 3: The Process in China Page 4: The Advantages and Disadvantages Page 5: Developments within the Industry Page 6: Explanatory Videos History An evolution of investment casting process, the first variant of this particular casting process first ap [...]

A Quote by Peter Drucker

A Quote by Peter Drucker
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

The Definitive Guide to Investment Ca...

The Definitive Guide to Investment Casting in China
Also known as Lost Wax Casting, Investment Casting is a process that has a rich history with its roost well centred in 5 000 B.C. Very well established in history, particularly in China, this casting process still continues to develop for new applications in a wide variety of materials for an ever wider market applicatio [...]

Is China cheating?

Is China cheating?
China’s membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) requires it to open its doors to imports. And, yes, imports are certainly increasing into China. But very selectively. Several months back Guangdong officials, for example, made a publicized big play about how customs would be streamlined so that importing wo [...]

Who’s for the chop?

Who’s for the chop?
Think you’re safe with your supply contracts in China? Got signed confirmation of orders? Got emails confirming everything? Supplier signed your legal contract? Think again! Signatures are virtually worthless if you have a dispute that goes to court in China. Likewise emails. What you need is the chop. Documents w [...]

Despite strengthening Yuan, plastic p...

Despite strengthening Yuan, plastic prices show no gains
With the Chinese Yuan strengthening down to 6.48 to the US Dollar, it’s surprising that plastic prices have remained steady during the last three months in China. With the exception of General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS), which increased fractionally, most other commodity resins stayed firm or even eased a little, [...]

Is there life after the US$ drops bel...

Is there life after the US$ drops below the 6.5 Yuan mark?
With the Chinese Yuan (RMB) now firmly at 6.48 against the US$ the doomsday protaganists are already forecasting the demise of China as the world’s mega exporter of inexpensive goods. For sure the sneaker and T-shirt manufacturers will be scurrying off the Bangladesh, Vietnam or Ethiopia where labor rates are still [...]