Upcoming NADCA Table Top Event

Die Casting Congress & Tabletop Conference

Only 13 Days Until the Die Casting Congress & Tabletop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

If you haven’t registered yet you can still complete a registration up to the opening day and register on site at the Show.

This event will include three days of Congress sessions, which are technical papers presentations by the author. Please note that the Congress session schedule for 2014 has been adjusted to create more time for those attending sessions to also attend the show exhibits. This year the Show will feature more than 140 suppliers exhibiting the latest advancements in die casting technology and services. NADCA will also be hosting a special event on Monday evening, “After Hours with the Exhibitors.” This event will take place on the show floor from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Enjoy a drink or two during this happy hour and spend a little extra time visiting the exhibitors and learning about what their companies have to offer the die cast industry.

NADCA has also created a signature Industry Awards Luncheon.

This complimentary lunch on Tuesday afternoon (9-23-14) will celebrate the winners of the Doehler Award, the International Die Casting Design Awards, the Committee Member of the Year Award, the Best Congress Paper Award, the Industry Education Award and the Safety Awards. This event is the perfect opportunity for you to honor those that have greatly impacted the industry and mingle with other individuals in the die casting community.

The Doehler Award

This year we have the privilege of honoring Jack Vann with the prestigious Doehler Award. Jack Vann has been involved in all phases of die casting technology in his 44 year career in the die casting industry. His career in die casting began in 1970 at Cuyahoga Industries in Cleveland, Ohio. Cuyahoga was a manufacturer and rebuilder of die casting machines, die casting dies, and provider of tryout and development services to the automotive industry. He served as Sales Manager and General Manager at Cuyahoga. In 1972 Cuyahoga Industries developed one of the first successful closed loop shot control systems for die casting along with the patented Visi-Trak sensor assembly.

I will have the honor of presenting Jack with his award on the 23rd.  I have known Jack for nearly 40 years since he started his company Visi-Trak and he is a great contributor to our industry bringing us the technology to monitor and track our shot systems which is a large part of the aluminum die casting process. With these controls the industry is able to make more complex castings and reduce wall thicknesses thus becoming more competitive with other processes.

If you have any parts that may be a potential die casting and you would like Premier to review, please send your drawings or files to lc@diecasting.comWe will perform a free analysis and submit a quotation for the project. By Leonard Cordaro, President of Premier Engineered Products

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