NADCA to Host Die Casting Congress South and West 

January 30, 2019 by NADCA in Industry News

NADCA is excited to announce Die Casting Congress South and West!  

Event Details: 
Die Casting Congress South
Date: March 5, 2019
Location: San Luis Potosí, México

Hotel Information: Conrad San Luis Potosí | Hilton 
San Luis Potosí
Av. Real de Lomas 1000, 78216
San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México
Hotel Rate: $125+tax

Die Casting Congress West
Date: March 7, 2019
Location: Commerce, California

Hotel Information: Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles 
- Commerce
5757 Telegraph Road
Commerce, CA 90040
Hotel Rate: $169+tax

The Congress will feature technology highlights from our Congress in Indianapolis, last fall. The event begin with a breakfast followed by a full day of presentations.  Presentations to include:

State of the Industry
Presented by Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association
An update on the current state of the die casting industry.
On-Demand Melting
Presented by Charles Monroe, University of Alabama at Birmingham
A look at research into induction melting technology for the die casting process. Such technology has the potential to revolutionize the die casting process by melting only the metal needed to make one shot at a time. This eliminates the energy needed to hold the metal in a liquid state, reduces the chance for contamination of the metal, and provides flexibility to use different alloys. On Demand Melting technology is also being leveraged to research the process of die casting titanium alloys.
Mechanical Properties of Modern Die Castings
Presented by Paul Brancaleon, North American Die Casting 
NADCA has published data for die casting properties based on typical values taken from tensile bars cut from castings that had the skin removed. This provides property from data that is not always in line with castings made in industry. Current research is collecting more accurate data on different alloys and thicknesses of aluminum die castings.
Advanced Core Design & Manufacturing / Quality 
Control Technology
Presented by Carl Soderhjelm, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Advancements in technology are improving the die casting process and the way die castings are inspected. Additive manufacturing allows die casters a way to create conformal cooling channels in cores that previously had insufficient cooling. Further research is being conducted to identify the process and design parameters for additively manufactured cores. Die casting inspection also benefits from technology improvement. One technology that is seeing more use in the die casting industry is computed tomography (CT) scanning. This technology can more accurately detect porosity inside the casting.
Testing of Die Lubricants
Presented by Charles Monroe, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Die lubricants are necessary for the die casting process. They prevent the molten metal from soldering to the die, minimize ejection force, and locally cool the die. But what distinguishes one lubricant from another? Research has been performed to create laboratory tests that can identify characteristics of different lubricants.
Machine Learning in Die Casting 
Presented by Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association
The die casting process is full of data and as the process becomes more automated the data becomes easier to collect. A human, looking at a spreadsheet, can only analyze so much data. To fully understand all of the interacting variables in the die casting process machine learning needs to be utilized.

The cost for each event is just $50 for NADCA Members and $75 for Non-Members (note that registration includes access to breakfast and lunch).  In addition, if you will be sending 5 or more people we are offering special pricing.  
Information and registration can be found here.

Die Casting Congress South - March

Die Casting Congress West - March

 If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melisa Ryzner,CMP directly at or 847.808.3161.


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