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PHOTO GALLERY Casting Competition Submissions


A wide range of castings were submitted to this year’s annual casting competition, displaying the skill of the metalcasters and the capabilities of the casting process. Go to www.metalcastingdesign.com to see the full photo gallery.


ONLINE RESOURCE Reshoring Components


According to reports by the Boston Consulting Group, net labor costs for manufacturing in China and the U.S. are expected to converge by around 2015 when considering total costs. As the costs become balanced, North American organizations, like AFS and the Reshoring Initiative, and metalcasting facilities are working to encourage and assist end-user companies in bringing jobs back to the U.S.


Several resources are available to help buyers calculate their total cost in sourcing a component domesti- cally and internationally. Cost factors to consider include inventory carry- ing costs and travel costs associated with checking on foreign suppliers.


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