Welcome to NADCA Design…

the resource for designing an optimized die cast product.

The information needed to develop, design, and manufacture a die cast product is available here. The first section of the menu contains new video modules covering many design and purchasing related topics. Feel free to view all the modules in the logical order presented or go directly to the module you need right now.

In addition to the new video modules, all of NADCA’s extremely useful legacy design and purchasing resources are still available, including:

  • Product Specification Standards for Die Castings
  • Commercial Practices and Checklists
  • White Papers, Bulletins, and Case Studies
  • Die Caster Database
  • Design Books and Software

Die casting is a versatile process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel molds. These molds, called dies, can be designed to produce complex shapes with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Parts can be sharply defined, with smooth or textured surfaces, and are suitable for a wide variety of attractive and serviceable finishes.

Die castings are among the highest volume, mass produced items manufactured by the metalcasting industry, and they can be found in thousands of consumer, commercial and industrial products. Die cast parts are important components of products ranging from aircraft to toys. Die cast parts can be as basic as a door handle or as complex as a transmission housing.


Corporate Members:

A & B Die Casting Company, Inc.
AarKel Tool & Die Inc
ABCO Die Casters Incorporated
Able Die Casting Corporation
ACE Precision International, LLC
Acme Alliance, LLC. (North America)
Ahresty Mexicana, S.A. De C.V.
Ahresty Wilmington Corporation
ALCOA Cast Products
Allegiant International LLC
Allied Metal Company
Alloy Die Casting
American Die Cast Releasants LLC
American Metal Chemical Corp (AMCOR)
Anviloy By Astaras Inc.
Apex Aluminum Die Casting Company
ArcelorMittal Industeel
Audubon Metals LLC
Auto Cast Incorporated
Avkem International
B&L Information Systems, Inc.
Badger Metal Tech Inc
Baldor – A Member of the ABB Group
Baldor-Southwestern Die Casting
Bedford Machine & Tool Inc
Blasch Precision Ceramics
Blue Ridge Community College
Blue Ridge Pressure Castings Incorporated
Bob McClintic & Associates
Bodycote Sturtevant
Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation
Brach Machine Inc
Briggs & Stratton Corp – Milwaukee Corporate HQ
Briggs & Stratton Corp – Murray
Briggs & Stratton Corp – Poplar Bluff
Briggs & Stratton Corp – Statesboro
BuhlerPrince Inc
C Palmer Manufacturing Company
Cal-Miser Aluminum Systems Inc
California Die Casting Incorporated
Callen Die Casting LLC
Callen Manufacturing Corporation
Canada Metal (Pacific) Limited
Canimex Incorporated
Canmet MATERIALS – Natural Resources Canada
Carteret Die Casting Corporation
Cascade Die Casting – Atlantic
Cascade Die Casting – Great Lakes
Cascade Die Casting – Mid-State
Cast Products, Inc
Cast Specialties Incorporated
Cast-Rite Corporation
Castec Corporation
Casting Guru International
Castool Tooling Systems
Chassix – Benton Harbor
Chassix – Bristol, Indiana Operations
Chassix – Montague Operation
Chassix – Stevensville
Chem-Trend LP
Chemtool Incorporated
Chicago White Metal Casting Incorporated
Colosio Srl
Columbia Machine Works Inc
CompX Security Products
Cottam Diecasting Ltd
Cuprum SA De CV
Custom Alloy Light Metals Inc
Daido Steel Co Ltd
DeCardy Diecasting Company
Deco Products Company
Delaware Dynamics
Destin Die Casting LLC
Die Cast Press Manufacturing Co
Die Process Control Systems
DieTech & Engineering Inc
DTP Diecast Solutions LLC
Dwyer Instruments Inc
DyCast Specialties Corporation
Dyersville Die Cast
Dynacast Incorporated – Elgin Plant
Dynacast Incorporated – Germantown Plant
Dynacast Incorporated Lake Forest Plant
Dynacast Ltd
Dynacast Mexico
Dynamo Inc
Eastern Alloys Inc
EKK, Inc.
Ellwood Specialty Steel Co
Empire Die Castings Company
Exact Metrology
FCA Canada Inc – Etobicoke Casting Plant
Ficosa North America Corp
Fielding Manufacturing Incorporated
Fisa North America Inc.
Flow Science Inc
Fort Recovery Industries Incorporated
Frech USA Inc
Fremar Industries
FT Precision
Future Die Cast & Engineering Incorporated
G & M Die Casting Company
General Die Casters Incorporated
General Motors Corporation – Bedford
Gibbs Die Casting Corporation
GM Powertrain HQ
Godfrey & Wing Inc
Greenfield Industries Inc.
Gudel Inc
Henkel Corporation
Heritage Die Casting Company
High Temperature Systems Inc
Hildreth Manufacturing LLC
Hill and Griffith Co
Hitachi Metals America LLC
Honda de Mexico – Transmissions
Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. – Engines
Honda Engineering North America EGA – Tool Block: Powertrain Equipment
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC
Honda North America
Honda North America – Purchasing
Honda of America Mfg – Anna Engine Plant: ALDC
Honda of Canada Mfg Inc – Engine Plant: ALDC
Honda Power Equipment – Aluminum Die Cast
Honda Precision Parts Georgia LLC – Aluminum Die Cast
Honda R&D America – O: Aluminum Division
Honda South Carolina – Aluminum Die Cast
Honda Transmission Manufacturing Inc
Honeywell International Incorporated
HPM North America Corporation
Hyatt Die Cast & Engineering Corporation
IBC Coatings Technologies Inc
IDRA North America Inc
Imperial Zinc Corp
Industrial Innovations Inc.
Inflow Corporation
Interbolts Inc
International Die Casting Incorporated
Italpresse Industrie SpA
J&S Chemical Corp
Jackson Die Casting LLC
JM Precision Die Casting
Kason Industries Incorporated
KenWalt Die Casting Corporation
Kind & Co Edelstahlwerk
Kirby West Corporation
Kuka Robotics Corp
L K Machinery Inc
LaFrance Manufacturing Co
Lakeside Casting Solutions
Le Sueur Incorporated
Leco Corporation
Lethiguel SAS
Lindberg MPH
Littler Diecast Corporation – A Braham Corporation
M & I Machine
Madison Precision Products Inc
Madison-Kipp Corp
Madison-Kipp Corp.
Madison-Kipp Corp.
Mag-Tec Casting Corporation
MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc
Master Lock
Meitler Consulting Inc
Mercury Marine – Fond Du Lac
Meridian Lightweight Technologies
Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc
Meridian Magnesium Die Casting
Meridian Technologies Mexico
Metal Conversions Ltd
Metal Mechanics Inc
MIA Seating Corp
Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc.
Microcast Technologies Corporation
Microcast Technologies Mexicana
Midland Technologies Inc
Midwest Die Casting Corporation
Miniature Casting Corporation
Minneapolis Die Casting LLC
Modern Equipment Co
Moultrie Die Cast
Nebraska Aluminum Castings Inc
Nemak Kentucky
Nemak USA
Nemak Wisconsin – Gateway Plant
Nemak Wisconsin – Taylor Facility
New Brunswick Plating Inc
New Century Heaters Ltd
North American Casting Corporation
Northern Iowa Die Casting Incorporated
Oerlikon Balzers Coating USA Inc
Omen USA
Omni Die Casting Incorporated
Pace Industries – Airo Division
Pace Industries – B&C Division
Pace Industries – Cambridge Division
Pace Industries – Chihuahua
Pace Industries – Grafton Division
Pace Industries – Harrison Division
Pace Industries – Product Tech Division
Pace Industries – St Paul Division
Pace Industries de Mexico
Pacific Die Casting Corporation
Pacific Die Casting Corporation – Commerce
Paulo Products Company
PCS Company
PHB Incorporated
Phillips – Medisize Magnesium Injection Molding
Pinnacle Manufacturing Company Inc
Port City Group
Premier Die Casting Company
Prestige Casting Incorporated
Production Castings Incorporated
Progressive Components
Prolong Tool / Prolong Surface Technologies
Promatek Research Center – a Division of Cosma Part of Magna International
Pyrotek Inc
Quad Steel CO., Inc.
Quaker Chemical Corporation – G.W. Smith & Sons
Rane Precision Die Casting Incorporated
RCM Industries Inc – Aallied Die Casting Company – Franklin Park
RCM Industries Inc – Aallied Die Casting Company of North Carolina
RCM Industries Inc – Imperial Die Casting Company
RCM Industries Inc – Inland Die Casting Company
Regal Beloit Corporation R&D Center
Regloplas Corporation
Reis Robotics USA Inc
Rheocast Company
Rimrock Corporation
Roberts Sinto Corp
Ryobi Die Casting (USA) Inc.
Ryobi Die Casting Mexico
Ryoei Co Ltd
Sanyo Special Steel Co Ltd
Saran Industries LP
SB Enterprises
Schlage Lock Company – Div of Allegion
Schmolz & Bickenbach Canada
Schmolz & Bickenbach USA Inc
SDC Incorporated
Shiloh Industries – Alma Plant
Shiloh Industries – Auburn Plant
Shiloh Industries – Clarksville Plant
Shiloh Industries – Pierceton
Shiloh Industries – Pleasant Prairie
Simalex Manufacturing Company Limited
SKS Die Casting & Machining Inc
Soldy Manufacturing Company
Spartan Light Metal Products Inc
Spartan Light Metal Products LLC
Spartan Light Metal Products LLC
Spectro Alloys Corp
Stoner Inc
STRATTEC Component Solutions
StrikoWestofen America / StrikoDynarad Corp.
Superior Aluminum Alloys
Swiss-Tek Coatings Inc
Team Industries
Technical Die-Casting Inc
TESLA Motors
The Schaefer Group Inc
Therm-Tech of Waukesha
Thomas & Betts Monterrey S. De R.L. De C.V.
Titus Group – Titus Tool Co Inc
Toshiba Machine Co America
TRU Die Cast Corporation
TVT Die Casting & Manufacturing Incorporated
Twin City Die Castings Co
Twin City Die Castings Co
Twin City Die Castings Company
UBE Machinery Inc
Ultraseal America Inc.
Viking Technologies
Visi-Trak Worldwide, LLC
Walbro Engine Management
Walker Die Casting Incorporated
Wheelabrator Group
Wheelabrator Group USA
Whitehead Die Casting Company
Wilkast, Inc.
Wollin USA
Wrex Products Inc
Yushiro Manufacturing America
Zitai USA