The role of die casting in the manufacturing industry is described though Shaping America's Future, which details how and where this important technology is used. A history, introduction and overview of the die casting process is available via the FAQ section
of NADCA's website.
One of NADCA's missions is to promote the use of, and recognition of die castings through different avenues.
There are several industry awards that honor both individuals and companies for being outstanding leaders in their field. These awards are: Austin T.Lillegren; Doehler Award; Edward A. Kruszynski Supplier Excellence Award; Gullo and Treiber Award; and, Nyselius Award.
NADCA hosts a yearly International Die Casting Competition to highlight ingenuity and technologically advanced designs. Some winners are obvious to the eye, and can be seen in everyday objects, while others are structural components that provide the strength and inner workings for their end market component. The die casting database shows past winners and other innovative designs and can be viewed based on metal, end market, process or design.
Another resource for helping die casters impress upon customers the strengths and versatility of die casting is NADCA's industry white papers. These are developed by both NADCA staff members and external experts in the field; and range from comparisons of die cast versus plastic cast parts, to alloy choices.
NADCA's OEM leads are a Corporate Member-only. Leads are generated from several sources, including:
- Those that search online directories for die casters.
- Those that buy either a products standards or product design book.
- Those that ask NADCA for die caster recommendations.
- Those that sign up for free design seminars around the country.
- Those that are obtained by responding to NADCA purchased OEM mailing lists.
Yearly, NADCA publishes a State of the Industry
report in Die Casting Engineer magazine
which looks at the current state of the die casting industry in North America including shipment estimates and forecasts. It also touches on the overall condition of the industry, end markets served, technology status and some longer range outlooks for die casting. Webinars may also be available on this topic, click HERE for the current schedule.
represents the voice of the die casting industry and is committed to promoting industry awareness, domestic growth in the global marketplace and member exposure. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, the association is comprised of both individual members and corporate members located throughout United States, Canada and Mexico. New programs, services and other industry developments are announced through NADCA Press Releases.
NADCA works to provide statistics about every facet of the industry, ranging from the amount/location of die casting operations in North America, to shipment levels, machine sizes and end markets. World casting statistics are also shared, when available.