Casting Award Winners

2004 to Present

The competition, which promotes increased use of die castings by recognizing and publicizing outstanding designs, is open to aluminum, magnesium and zinc die castings. Within those alloys, there are more specific levels: aluminum under 1 pound; aluminum 1-to-10 pounds; aluminum over 10 pounds;  aluminum squeeze/semi-solid; zinc under 6 ounces/non-electroplated; zinc over 6 ounces/non-electroplated; zinc any size with decorative finish; magnesium under 1 pound; and, magnesium over 1 pound. 

Castings are judged on design, quality, cost savings, ingenuity and industry changing potential. The judging was conducted by an independent panel of experts within the die casting industry, with no ties to eligible casters.

The winning castings serve the automotive, consumer electronic and aerospace end markets. For entry, die casters are asked to supply information and photographs describing the design process. When possible, that information is printed in Die Casting Engineer, but due to proprietary reasons, not all information can be shared.