Die Casting Congress West

Long Beach, CA
January 11-12, 2018

Hilton Long Beach
701 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90831
Hotel room rate: $199 per night plus tax

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Event Rate:
$20 NADCA Members
$50 Non-Members

NADCA is excited to announce the California Congress on January 11-12, 2018 at the Hilton Long Beach.  The Congress will feature technology highlights of our Congress in Atlanta 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 January 11 and lead into a full day of presentations on January 12.   

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.

Tentative Event Agenda*

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Cocktail Reception
5:30 - 7:00 pm 

Friday, January 12, 2018
7:30 - 8:30 am

Congress Presentations
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Time Session Title  Presenter  Description 
 8:30 AM  State of the Industry  Paul Brancaleon
 An update on the current state of the die casting industry.
 8:50 AM  Structural  Paul Brancaleon
 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.
 10:15 AM  Die Coatings  Steve Midson
The Midson Group
 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.
 1:15 PM  Computer Modeling  Al Miller
The Ohio State Univeristy
 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.
 3:00 PM  Advanced Technology  Beau Glim
 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. 

11:45-1:15 PM


 *Registration includes access to the cocktail hour as well as breakfast and lunch on January 12.


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