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  • CalCo at 2016 SEMA/AAPEX Show in Las Vegas

    Posted on November 10th, 2016 admin No comments

    The SEMA/AAPEX show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brought together professionals in the automotive industry.

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    The 2016 SEMA/AAPEX Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays were segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 2,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA/AAPEX Show provided attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

    Manufacturers, suppliers and buyers from all over the world attended the show that showcases innovative automotive products, services and technologies. Some of SEMA/AAPEX’s sponsors included Motorcraft, Spectra Premium, MEV TECH, ZF and AC Delco.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique, eye-catching models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at 2016 GIE+Expo in Louisville

    Posted on October 24th, 2016 admin No comments

    The Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) is an international tradeshow held annually in Louisville. The 2016 show was held from October 19-21st at the Kentucky Expo Center along with the Hardscape North America tradeshow. With 19 acres of outdoor demonstration area, 750+ indoor and outdoor exhibits, and education & training for all industry segments, GIE+EXPO continues to grow year after year.

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    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together landscape professionals in the outdoor equipment industry.

    Buyers, designers, distributors, contractors, equipment dealers, international importers, engineers and more participants from all over the world attended the expo that showcases outdoor power equipment and other products for landscape, gardening and outdoor leisure. Some of GIE+EXPO’s sponsors included National Association of Landscape Professionals, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Professional Grounds Management Society and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique, eye-catching models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at WEFTEC in New Orleans

    Posted on October 1st, 2016 admin No comments

    The Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) was held from September 24-28th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. It was the biggest meeting of its kind in North America and offered thousands of water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today. It’s the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together professionals and experts worldwide in the water industry.

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    WEFTEC’s massive show floor provided unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge technologies and services. WEFTEC’s sponsors included Blue-White Industries, Ltd., AECOM, ARCADIS, ch2m and more.

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo provides customized and eye-popping solutions so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend. Our goal is to create unique models and products that grab the attention of your customers.

    When is your next trade show? Contact us for help with any of your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at MINExpo International in Las Vegas

    Posted on September 30th, 2016 admin No comments

    MINExpo International was held from September 26-28th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show brought in over 1,800 companies and international audiences representing all major mining regions of the world to its 800,000 square foot space with 12 indoor and outdoor halls. It is the largest mining show on earth.

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    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together professionals and experts worldwide in the mining industry.

    MINExpo delivered mining solutions and all types of equipment—excavating, materials handling and haulage, processing and preparation, drilling, electrical safety—as well as communications and computer technologies, replacement parts, and engineering, construction or reclamation services.

    MINExpo also discussed ways to increase productivity, control costs, keep operations competitive, improve safety and manage risk with new equipment, services, products and technology. Some of the show’s media partners included Aggregates & Mining Today, Canadian Mining & Energy, Coal International Russia, Latinomineria, Mining.com and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique models and products that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized and eye-catching solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    Are you ready for your next show? Contact us for help with any of your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

     

  • CalCo’s Scale Model for DVS Technology Group

    Posted on September 12th, 2016 admin No comments

    CalCo Cutaways recently did a scale model of a machine set for DVS Technology Group. DVS Technology Group is a leading system supplier focusing on turning, gear cutting and grinding technologies for machines, tools and production solutions. The scale model represented an integrated production solution for planetary gears.

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    Full color scale models are a great prototype option that markets new products fast and sells the outstanding product features without having to invest in high production costs for full size models. At CalCo, we use a wide variety of materials, colors, sizes and options for scale models and can customize a display to fit any requests or needs. We are proud to work with several global companies and assist in increasing their sales through our scale models.

    Contact us about our scale models or other services by calling us at 847.639.3858, emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com or filling out our form here. We will be happy to assist you!

     

  • 3D Models and Printing

    Posted on August 19th, 2016 admin No comments

    3D printing is the process of making a physical object or model from a digital file by using a printing machine that typically layers many thin pieces of material. 3D printing is used for rapid prototyping and manufacturing. It’s a modern method of manufacturing solid objects that is cost and time efficient because people can email their digital files to get printed, the creation of models is at a much lower cost than a traditional machine, and the materials are sturdier and more adaptable which opens up a wider range of uses.

    Whether you need a lightweight display, scale model, prototype or part, CalCo Cutaways has the ability to turn your digital dream into a reality and make your product happen with our 3D printing services. With a computer-aided design (CAD) file, we can create accurate models of your product in full size or scaled down dimensions. A variety of options (colors, sizes, materials) are available, and printing can be done in as little as a day. This allows our customers to market their products faster and sell the features of their products without investing in high production, shipping and display costs.

    No CAD file available? We can use the actual parts of your product to make a lightweight copy of the original. Once it’s painted, it is difficult to tell the difference between the original and the copy until you lift it up.

    3D models are real objects that are great for training since they show the product’s components, provide hands-on experience, and promote tactile learning. The product is real, visible and much easier to understand whether it’s a prototype, scaled down model or actual sized product.

    For more information about our 3D printing services, call us at 847.639.3858, email us at charles@calcocutaways.com or fill out our form here with any questions you may have about our 3D printing services

  • CalCo at HydroVision International in Minneapolis

    Posted on July 30th, 2016 admin No comments

    HydroVision International was held from July 26-29th at Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. HydroVision brings 3,500+ hydro professionals and water resource stakeholders who share knowledge, expertise and viewpoints toward effective solutions. With over 400 hydro speakers and over 70 conference sessions, HydroVision is the world’s largest hydro event.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together hydro professionals worldwide in the water industry.

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    HydroVision is an event that highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting hydro resources and helps participants develop a vision to meet the challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro. Some of the show’s sponsors included Voith, Andritz Hydro, L&S Electric Inc., HCMS and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique, eye-catching models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at the AWWA Expo in Chicago

    Posted on June 23rd, 2016 admin No comments

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) held its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16) from June 19-22nd at McCormick Place West in Chicago.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together water utility leaders, manufacturers, community members and more in the water industry.

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    ACE16 offers a robust innovation focus with professional sessions in the Innovation: Making Connections & Overcoming Barriers track and sessions in the Innovation Lounge to engage with water utility leaders, the regulatory community and manufacturers as they share their approaches to overcoming barriers and accelerating innovation within the water sector. Sponsors of the ACE16 included Neptune Technology Group, HomeServe, Greenley and Hansen, Sensus, ch2m and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create state-of-the-art models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next expo? Contact us  for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

     

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  • CalCo at the EASA Convention in Toronto

    Posted on June 15th, 2016 admin No comments

    The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Convention was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Fairmont Royal York from June 12-14. EASA is an international trade organization of nearly 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in 63 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment and state-of-the-art technology.

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    EASA helps members enhance their performance and achieve greater levels of success. EASA serves members who sell and service electrical, electronic and mechanical apparatus by educating, informing and promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics for the benefit of the industry as a whole. EASA also provides engineering consulting services to members and works with manufacturers, industry organizations and government agencies to promote better repair standards and assure the highest quality and professional service for customers. The convention was great and some of the convention’s sponsors included Regal, Nidec, Baldor, Tourism Toronto and more.

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    It was good connecting with CalCo’s current customers and forming new partnerships in an event that brings together engineers, manufacturers and more in the electrical and mechanical industries.

    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create state-of-the-art models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized cutaway solutions to your individual needs so your product stands out at every trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway or convention needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • Cutaway FAQ

    Posted on May 6th, 2016 admin No comments

    What is a cutaway?

    A cutaway is a model or display that shows the advantages, internal components, and functions of a product. Cutaways are unique tools that differentiate a product from the crowd and they’re great to use at trade shows, trainings and more.

    What are the benefits of using a cutaway for a business?

    A cutaway is a great visual and interactive tool for employees in training, potential customers, and any other parties interested in your product. A cutaway highlights the advantages of a product including what it will look like, the quality of the materials inside and how the actual parts of the product function so a person is able to see, interact with, and learn about your product’s purpose.

    What is the process like to create a cutaway?

    A cutaway is made by first disassembling the product’s interior parts and cleaning them. Once the parts have been cleaned and reassembled, the cutting begins. It’s important to slice the cutaway with a technique that maximizes the visibility of the interior parts and its functions, without altering or damaging the product. Once the cutting is completed, the cutaway is painted with an eye-catching color scheme to highlight various parts of the product.

    What are CalCo’s capabilities regarding cutaways?

    We do everything from the design and development of a cutaway to the physical cutting of the product—we’re capable of cutting virtually any material of any thickness—to the painting of the finished product. The sky is the limit. We’re open to new innovations and are passionate about producing unique cutaways that our customers love and are 100% satisfied with.

    What is CalCo’s turnaround time?

    Turnaround time varies based on the size of the project and our schedule, but typical turnaround is four to six weeks. We will adjust our schedule to meet your deadline needs whenever possible. The best and most effective way for us to get a project done is to have as much information as possible regarding the cutaway design. For example, sending the part(s) and description of work to be done on the part(s), any images with scale and weight information, and the type of materials to use on the project will be extremely helpful in not only creating the perfect cutaway you envisioned, but speeding up the communication process so we can get into production. The more details and information provided for the project, the better. And remember, we enjoy and are always willing to get involved with the design and development process.

    How does CalCo ship a cutaway?

    We offer different shipping container solutions. For example, we have steel framed wooden shipping containers that provide great protection to large cutaways since the felt covered bumpers lining the inside of the container keep a cutaway in place during the shipping process and the angle-iron material used on the frame and edges prevent a cutaway from getting damaged during long journeys. We also have international grade shipping containers that are made with fully tested stronger-than-wood materials (non-wood), which help get cutaways through customs smoothly and to their destinations on time. We also offer a multitude of cases varying in sizes and styles from handheld, soft sided cases to larger, dense foam interior cases.

    From the type of cutaway you’re looking to create to the extra elements you may need to give your cutaway an extra oomph, we’ve got you covered.