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Swarfcast Ep. 60 – Alec Mandis, Machining in New Zealand Part 2

November 19, 2019 - 9:57am -- Nijazi Kuksi
episode 60

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Today’s podcast is part 2 of an interview we did with Alec Mandis, Chief Executive of Accord Precision, the largest machined component manufacturer in New Zealand. Over the years Accord has strived to set itself apart by developing a diverse group of niche products. One example is a stainless steel diving helmet made from an investment casting which took the company three years of R&D to produce successfully.

Main Points of the Interview

(2:30) Alec talks about the process to produce Accord’s stainless steel diving helmet from an investment casting. He says that five years ago the commercial diving industry needed a more durable helmet than the standard light weight fiberglass ones at the time. Accord spent three years of R&D to bring its helmet to market.

Read the full blog: https://todaysmachiningworld.com/kiwi-machining-2/

Question: Can a small machining company afford to do extensive R&D?

Listen to the Podcast here: https://todaysmachiningworld.com/?powerpress_pinw=27818-podcast

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