28Mar

March 21st NADCA Training Class

On March 21st, 2014 NADCA held a Die Cast Machine Systems Class at Premier Die Casting Company for 13 employees. The course is part of a Department of Labor Grant by New Jersey for manufacturing companies seeking to improve efficiency and productivity by employee education and skills training.


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26Mar

Aluminum Die Casting – Metal Extension Guidelines

One of the most common discussions I have with prospective purchasers or designers has to do with the surface cosmetics and what the expectation is for the appearance of the gate inlets as finished. If the part is a highly cosmetic part then it is probable that the as cast/die trimmed gate will not be acceptable and will need to be sanded or removed for esthetics. The added operation will of course add cost so that must be addressed during the quote process so the customer knows what to expect long term.


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11Mar

Aluminum Die Casting – Die Life Considerations

One of the items that needs to be addressed by any purchaser of aluminum die castings is die maintenance, repair, and replacement. This may not be an issue with low volume projects that last a few years since the number of parts produced will be lower than the die life but, there may be some replacement die components that will need to be dealt with during the product life.


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06Mar

NADCA 2014 Executive Conference February 23, 2014

It is that time of year and the North American Die Casting Association has just completed another successful Executive Conference in sunny Marco Island, Florida at the Marriot Resort.

This meeting is an annual gathering for those in the die casting industry and attendance at the Conference has increased each year since 2009. At this Conference, top management has the opportunity to discuss pertinent issues with their peers and there are discussion forums in specialized areas of the die casting industry.


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