Manufacturing with Die Casting: An Eco-Friendly Option

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As consumers become more environmentally conscious and demand grows for green initiatives, manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are increasingly seeking to offer eco-friendly manufacturing processes and sustainable product options. Of all of the modern manufacturing methods available today, die casting, in particular, is one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly processes. In fact, […]

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Latest Resource Explores Advancements in Die Casting

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Since the Great Recession in 2008, applications for high-pressure die casting (HPDC) have experienced a major surge. HPDC is one of the most widely used metal forming processes thanks largely to its versatility, accuracy and repeatability. The automotive industry alone accounts for over half of the die casting industry’s current output. HPDC in the Automotive […]


Plunger Lubricants and Robotic Greases suit die casting uses

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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., — G.W. Smith and Sons, a Quaker Chemical Company, is a leading innovator in the die cast lubricant industry is always taking initiatives to address customer needs with an insider’s understanding and the expertise to formulate specialized solutions for die casters worldwide. To help support their customer’s needs, G.W. Smith has expanded their […]


Obama Seeking Climate Agreement Without Senate Ratification

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In a front-page article, the New York Times reports the Administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement that requires countries to reduce fossil fuel emissions, but the White House is seeking to move forward ;without ratification from Congress. The agreement is expected to be signed at the United Nations summit meeting in 2015 […]



NADCA Submits Testimony to Senate Committee on Aluminum Pricing and Supply

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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.” “Long lead times, supply shortages, outmoded contract terms, and illogical pricing contribute to instability in the aluminum market. This […]


Two Appeals Court Judges Challenge Federal Government Over Conflict Minerals Rule

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Reuters (1/8, Lynch) reports two judges on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voiced skepticism about a Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring certain manufacturers to disclose whether their goods contain certain minerals from war-torn regions of Africa. The National Association of Manufacturers, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business […]


New Survey Shows Manufacturers Struggling Under The Affordable Care Act

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In a press release, the  National Association of Manufacturers  (12/9) said the latest NAM/IndustryWeek “Survey of Manufacturers shows that skyrocketing health care costs and the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have created a significant and harmful level of uncertainty for manufacturers in the” US. The survey found that more “than 77 percent […]


Nimble Madison-Kipp weathers latest downturn in 115-year history

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In 2004, longtime local manufacturer Madison-Kipp Corp. was enjoying steady success as a supplier of mostly engine-related parts for large trucks and SUVs. But its customer base was too one-dimensional, company leaders for the family-owned metal parts maker feared. Madison-Kipp, currently in its 115th year of operation, including the past 110 years in the same […]


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