20Feb

NADCA Spotlight – The History & Mission of the North American Die Casting Association

It’s a name you’ve heard before and know they’re a driving force within the die casting industry, but what do you really know about NADCA?

What is NADCA?

The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) has been the voice of the die casting industry since 1989 when it was founded through a merger with the American Die Casting Institute and the Society of Die Casting Engineers. These organizations were formed in 1928 and 1957, respectively. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, NADCA is committed to promoting industry awareness, domestic growth in the global marketplace and member exposure.


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14Feb

Aluminum Die Casting Market Insights: What Our Consumers Have To Say

In 2013, the North American Die Casting Association conducted a survey of OEM users of die castings in order to determine what the market place is seeking from our industry.

A few questions were posed to nearly 100 companies that represented $450 million in die cast purchases. The idea was to get a pulse of the market thought at this time. Here are a few of the questions, and some of the answers, courtesy of NADCA, in graphic format for ease of understanding.


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04Feb

Part 2: Aluminum Die Casting vs. Other Casting Processes

The great part about this industry is that there are a number of valuable resources available; sometimes the hard part is finding them. Last year I created a General Casting Design Data Sheet in hopes of having a single reference point for the properties and tooling specs for seven of the most widely used casting processes.


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28Jan

Press Release: NADCA Testifies to Senate

North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) Testifies in Washington, DC to Senate Committee

On January 15, 2014, the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) submitted formal testimony to the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection for the hearing titled, “Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities.”


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27Jan

Can You Make a Career Out of Die Casting?

The die casting industry is constantly evolving and growing, which calls for more workers. In today’s economy it can be hard to find jobs that give you room to grow and evolve. The die casting industry is up and coming, even today, and is fundamental to the economy.

But what can you do in the die casting industry? Great question. There are many career opportunities in die casting. There are three main career paths that are available to dive into.


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