NADCA will be involved in a DoE funded program to help sort different grades of aluminum. Energy Research Company (ERCo) will develop a new automated manufacturing process that can produce a finished product from mixed metal scrap in a single processing step. Unlike most current approaches, ERCo’s process can distinguish and sort multiple grades of aluminum scrap for recycling. Aluminum production from scrap is currently a costly, energy-intensive process that creates significant carbon dioxide emissions. If successful, ERCo’s new manufacturing process will enable the efficient and cost-effective sorting and recycling of scrap aluminum.
For more information contact: Daniel Twarog.
Laine Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applicants
Each year, the David Laine Internship & Scholarship Program provides scholarships to college students that have interned with die casting companies/companies that are suppliers to the die casting industry. Last year, successful applicants were awarded with a combined scholarship of $9,000. Additionally, any graduate engineering student may be eligible to apply for the Steven J. Harmon Scholarship. To learn more about these opportunities, please click here.
The application deadline is October 1.
2013 Die Casting Congress and Tabletop Raises the Bar for Future Shows
The North American Die Casting Association’s Die Casting Congress & Tabletop was held on September 16-18 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY. On the heels of last year’s successful Expo, NADCA was very excited to once again have the chance to host the premier event for the North American die casting industry. The event attracted over 780 attendees (over 334 different companies were represented) and 110 companies showcased the latest technology, research and services available to the die casting industry.
“The tabletop shows are a great value for exhibitors. I received high quality leads that are industry specific. By exhibiting I have the opportunity not only to reach the die casting industry but also to support the association,” said Michael Hicks, Vice President, DMS.
This event featured three days of Congress sessions during which technical and management presentations were given by experts from around the world. These presentations offered sessions in several different fields of metalcasting including: advanced technologies, die materials, computer modeling, cast materials, die welding, equipment and process control, machine & equipment, die surface and injection systems & tooling.
“The technical presentations at this year’s congress sessions were among the best ever to accompany a Tabletop show. Investigators demonstrated a unique understanding of applicable scientific principles and practical die cast issues. In addition all the sessions I attended were void of annoying attempts at salesmanship. Session attendance was very good with few empty seats even in the late afternoon,” Andrew D. Behler, P. E., Vice President, Blue Ridge Pressure Castings Inc.
NADCA would like to thank everyone involved in this year’s show, including sponsors, exhibitors, authors, speakers and all the attendees who contributed to the success of the 2013 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop. We will continue to work hard to provide the best shows possible for our industry. We look forward to seeing you in Milwaukee next year!