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  • Let Us Sweat The Small Stuff (Outsourcing vs. In House Production)

    Posted on June 12th, 2017 admin No comments

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    Do you make your own tradeshow displays internally? It may make sense to consider outsourcing them. There are many factors to consider such as time savings, cost management, employee time and expense, internal material availability, and the experience it sometimes requires to efficiently create a show stopping demo.

    Time Efficiency – It may seem like doing everything within your own company will save time, but oftentimes the opposite occurs and many crucial hours are lost. Your internal team already has specific tasks to do on a daily basis. It can become very time consuming to add product design to their plate.

    Outsourcing with CalCo solves this problem. Have a dedicated team that is readily available and equipped to handle the entire process with skill and agility.

    Production Loss – If your team is spending time focusing on display processing, then other things are being placed on the back burner. This usually means production profit is decreased because the process has been extended.

    When outsourcing a model, there is no reason for a stall on any production processes or profits. While CalCo creates your show model, you can take the operational time needed to stay on schedule with all your clients.

    DETAILS! – Many hands must be involved to smoothly take the process from beginning to end. This causes interruptions, multiple departments worrying about minor details and adjustments that may be needed on the fly.

    Outsourcing removes those interruptions from the workflow. CalCo specializes in creating show models for many companies and knows exactly how to do the process efficiently. Let us sweat the small stuff!

    Show Paint vs. Production Paint – CalCo understands the significance of creating a show model. While production paint serves more of an industrial purpose, we prioritize solely on using automotive “show quality” paint for all models. This creates a professional and alluring look for displays and creates a lasting impression.

    Stands and Base mounts – Having made thousands of stands and display tables over years gives you a fast, reliable and tested solution for displaying your products. You will see the rewards when your finished product showcase is both durable and attractive.

    Outsourcing needs is a decision that will greatly benefit your bottom line and your company’s efficiency without adversely affecting your image. If you choose CalCo to handle this work for you, rest assured you are in experienced hands.

  • Fire Hydrant & Pump Cutaway for Ohio Training School

    Posted on February 10th, 2017 admin No comments

    CalCo Cutaways completed a project for a fire training school in Ohio. We created a fire hydrant cutaway and a motorized pump cutaway, and put each one on its own rolling stand so it’s easy to move and transport when used for training.

    The pump was rescued from an old fire truck. Full color coding was painted on the pump cutaway to show the water flow path. The pump panel was included to allow for the actuation of the valves. The pump cutaway is also motorized to show what a driver that’s connected to the pump looks like when it’s activated.

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    Firefighters use fire hydrant and pump cutaways to educate and empower their teams. These tangible training models provide firsthand instruction to firefighters so they learn and have a better understanding on the internal structures of hydrants and pumps—two of the most important tools firefighters use on the job. These cutaways provide hands-on experience and help firefighters visualize how a hydrant and pump’s internal components look and fit together. By knowing how each one works, firefighters can boost their confidence and strengthen their efficiency in the field.

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    Check out our fire training cutaway video above or here that was designed for fire department training!

  • CalCo at 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas

    Posted on February 6th, 2017 admin No comments

    The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the HVACR event of the year and is held in major cities across the U.S. The 2017 Show was in Las Vegas.

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

    Hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 60,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 150 countries worldwide, AHR Expo provided a unique forum designed expressly for the HVACR community, allowing professionals to get together to share new products, technologies and ideas. The AHR Expo was co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI and was held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

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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 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.