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Rapid Prototyping

We often hear from customers looking to create a prototype part in order to test it, physically check it for fitment, and/or get customer feedback. Typically, the parts are requested to either be machined from

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When to use castings vs machining

A few years ago, we had a customer that had never used aluminum castings but didn’t like “hogging out” (a process of cutting out the center of raw bar stock) that was required to make

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Reshore-Broken Supply Chains

Pre-COVID, we had been talking with customers who were exploring “reshoring”, the process of moving production back to the US from international manufacturing.  The reasons varied, but the most frequent were shorter lead times, lower

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Why Aluminum?

Lightweight, durable and highly recyclable, aluminum is a sustainable material of choice. Aluminum applications span from everyday items like fuel-efficient vehicles to smart phones to window frames to airplanes. It has a long list of

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Big Moves

Some BIG moves happening here at Ermak! After purchasing Northwest Casting & adding their staff to the Ermak family, we have been working the past few months to combine operations between the two. The heat

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