Die Casting Congress South

Mexico City, Mexico
March 13-14, 2018

NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2
Mexico City International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México
15620 Ciudad de México, Mexico

NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2
Single Occupancy Room Rate: $90 
Includes Breakfast

Reservations will be made directly to the Reservation Department indicating the name of the group and the reservation number in the Hotel booking form:
Reference key: 35953309
Reservation Center
Teléfono.: +52 55 5229 1500
01 800 903 33 00
5786 5757
NADCA is excited to announce Congress South in Mexico City on March 13-14, 2018 at the NH Hotel Mexico City.  The Congress will feature technology highlights of our Congress in Columbus earlier this fall.  It is important to use that all our members are able to access this information prevalent to the advancement in the industry.  The event will kick off with a cocktail reception on March 13 and lead into a full day of presentations on March 14.   

The Congress will be 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. 

The cost is just $20 for NADCA Members and $50 for Non-Members*.  Contact Melisa Ryzner if you are sending more than 5 people to receive discounted pricing.

Tuesday, March 13

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Evening Reception & Registration

Wednesday, March 14

7:30 – 8:30 AM


8:30 – 8:50 AM

State of the Industry – Paul Brancaleon (NADCA)

8:50 – 10:00 AM

Structural – Paul Brancaleon (NADCA)


  • High Pressure Die Casting Aluminum Alloys for Automotive Structural Applications


  • Plunger and Shot Sleeve Systems for High Vacuum Die Casting


  • Impact of HPVDC Process Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Aural™ 5 in the F and T5 Conditions

10:00 – 10:15 AM


10:15 – 11:45 AM

Die Coatings – Steve Midson (The Midson Group)


  • Methods for Improving Performance of Shot Sleeves for Demanding Die Casting Applications


  • Isostatic Pressing of Core Pins Coated with PVD Ceramic Coating


  • Results from a Series of Plant Trials to Evaluate the Impact of PVD Processed AlCrN Thin-Film Die Coatings to Minimize Die Lubrication

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM


1:15 – 2:45 PM

Computer Modeling – Al Miller (The Ohio State University)


  • Design, Development, and Process Simulation of a Fluidity Die to Evaluate Castability of High Pressure Die Cast Aluminum Alloys


  • A Framework for Virtually-Guided Certification of Die Cast Manufacturing Processes


  • Benefits of Time-varying Fast Shot Profiles

2:45 – 3:00 PM


3:00 – 4:30 PM

Advanced Technology – Beau Glim (NADCA)


  • Initial Development of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Casting Defects in High Pressure Die Casting


  • Optimizing Die Cooling using Pulsed Spray and Lube Residuals on Die Surface using Lube Spray Methods


  • Casting Quality Comparison: Vertical vs. Horizontal HPDC


Project Manager
Andy Ryzner
Athena Catlett
Advertising & Promotions Manager
Education & Meetings Manager

Stephen Udvardy
Andy Ryzner
Education & Meetings Manager
Director of Research, Education and Technology
Athena Catlett
Advertising & Promotions Manager