NADCA's Congress South Returns! Register Today!

February 1, 2018 by NADCA in Industry News

NADCA is excited to announce the return of Die Casting Congress South on March 13-14, 2018 at the NH Mexico City Collection Aeropuerto T2 Mexico. The Congress will feature technology highlights of our Congress in Atlanta last fall. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception on March 13 and lead into a full day of presentations on March 14. Presentations to include: 

Session: State of the Industry  
An update on the current state of the die casting industry.
Paul Brancaleon, North American Die Casting Association 

Session: Structural
The ability of the die casting industry to improve cast component performance will help die casting continue to be a relevant manufacturing process. Structural die castings have been identified as having the potential to expand markets for die castings by providing improved mechanical properties. Higher strengths and elongations allow die castings to be used as structural, or even crash-worthy, components on automobiles. Research on alloys and heat treatments used in structural die castings will be presented during this session.
Paul Brancaleon, North American Die Casting Association 
 
Session: Die Coatings  
Die casting is a harsh environment for dies and tooling. Heat checking, soldering and wash-out are all issues that die cast tooling faces. Research is being performed on the use of coatings to not only protect the tooling, but also reduce the amount of die spray needed. Protecting the surface of the die, as well as the shot sleeve inner diameter, will extend the life of the die and sleeve, which in turn leads to better quality castings.
Steve Midson, The Midson Group
 
Session: Computer Modeling
To make higher quality die castings the die casting process needs to be understood on a fundamental level. Transforming the basic principles of die casting into mathematical equations, the process can be simulated on a computer. Advances in computer simulation lead to process improvements, improved tooling, and optimum utilization of new alloys.
Al Miller, The Ohio State Univeristy

Session: Advanced Technology    
Customers are constantly looking for higher quality parts at lower costs with shorter lead times. There are limits to the benefits of improving process control. Eventually, new technology is required to meet the demands of new products or stricter quality and functional requirements. This session will look at some of those new technologies and how they can be utilized to improve die castings.  
Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association

The Congress is sponsored by a limited number of Suppliers that attendees will be able to meet with to learn more about products and services available to the die casting industry. 

Sponsors Include: 
Anviloy By Astaras Inc
BT Machines
BuhlerPrince Inc 
AarKel Tool & Die Inc
Midland Technologies
Visi-Trak Worldwide
Bernal Industrial Inc.
Hitachi Metals

The cost is just $20 for NADCA Members and $50 for Non-Members (note that registration includes access to the cocktail hour as well as breakfast and lunch on March 14). In addition, if you will be sending 5 or more people we are offering special pricing.  

Information and registration can be found here. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly at mryzner@diecasting.org or 847.808.3161.

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