On behalf of a large industry coalition, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement on the U.S. Supreme Court petition filed on the coalition’s case against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases:

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Die Casting Design Capabilities Being Understood Better in Design Community

NADCA recently conducted a survey directed towards die casting purchasers and designers. The purpose of the survey was to determine if designers and purchasers views of die castings had changed in the past 3 years as well as to determine the current feelings towards die cast products in the design and purchasing community. Analysis of the results indicated that die casting design is being understood better in the design community. The full survey results will be emailed to participants as well as featured in the August 2013 issue of LINKS Magazine.

Participants of this survey were entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Tablet (16GB). We are pleased to announce that the winner of this drawing is Matthew Peterson, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at ASSA Abloy EMS & OEM Group in Phoenix, AZ. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions. The Phoenix facility manufactures Adams Rite, HES and Securitron products.

Adams Rite designs, manufactures and markets door and door hardware products, specializing in products for aluminum narrow stile doors. Adams Rite’s product line includes locks, latches, electric strikes and exit devices for exterior and interior doors as well as integrated door assemblies. HES is the leading manufacturer of electric strikes and cabinet locking devices for the access control industry. First to market with cutting edge solutions like the versatile 1006 series and the completely surface-mounted 9600 electric strike, HES has built a global reputation for innovation, strength, and service. As the world’s premier supplier of electromagnetic locking systems and access control components, Securitron excels in manufacturing a wide range of products, from electromagnetic locks and accessories, to exit bars and devices, power supplies, digital entry systems and much more.

NADCA would like to thank all of those that participated in the Die Casting Designer Value Survey.

Innovative Die Castings Wanted! Submit Your Casting for the International Die Casting Design Competition Today

To be a winner in today’s economy, you must meet and even exceed expectations. In a competitive global market, customers take notice of the best. NADCA knows that competition improves the competitor. With its annual Die Casting Competition, it recognizes and rewards the outstanding casting designs of the year.

Entering and winning is one of the best ways to gain visibility with leading decision-makers. The competition is open to aluminum, magnesium, zinc die castings and other alloy families. Any number of castings may be entered. However, a separate entry form is required for each casting or assembly of castings. In addition, the metal surface cannot be improved or concealed by tumbling, shot blasting, coating or other surface treatments.

Judging is conducted by an independent panel of experts from the die casting industry, with no ties to eligible companies. The four equally weighed criteria are ingenuity of casting/product design; overall quality; cost savings; and market-expanding potential. Winning castings will be displayed during the 2013 Die Casting Congress and Tabletop in Louisville, KY and winners will be honored during the Die Casting Design Luncheon. NADCA’s Die Casting Engineer Magazine, NADCA’s Website and the NADCA Design Website will also feature the winning castings.

This competition helps promote increased use of die castings by recognizing and publicizing outstanding designs. For more information on the 2013 International Die Casting Design Competition please email Dan Twarog at twarog@diecasting.org. The deadline to submit your casting is June 17, 2013. Don’t hesitate!

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