SOURCE: North American Die Casting Association

September 19, 2006 10:35 ET

OEMs Benefit From NADCA Program Creating Value With Die Casting

WHEELING, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 --The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) has introduced "Creating Value with Die Casting," a program offering OEMs free value analysis reviews at the manufacturer's location to help engineers and designers evaluate the potential for using die cast components.

NADCA has already conducted four reviews in recent months as part of a pilot program, and is actively seeking additional OEMs to participate in reviews.

The "Creating Value with Die Casting" process typically begins with a detailed walk through of the assembly/manufacturing operation to evaluate how the OEM uses various metal or polymer components. This enables the review team to determine how the OEM might benefit from a switch to a near net shape process such as die casting. The next step is a Design for Die Casting seminar tailored to the OEM's specific level of interest and expertise.

"Our value analysis has already helped several manufacturers better understand how they could capitalize on the use of die cast components to improve production and product quality. The initial reviews included companies that were already using die casting and others that were considering converting polymer parts," said NADCA's President Daniel L. Twarog.

For example, a Chicago-based company that specializes in electrical power switching and protection that had never used die castings is considering converting two polymer parts to magnesium die castings following the NADCA value analysis. A producer of microphones and audio electronics that already uses die castings is looking into other applications where weight reducing magnesium could be used in their product line.

To schedule a value analysis, visit http://www.diecasting.org/oem/onsite.htm.

Based in Wheeling, IL, the North American Die Casting Association represents the world's most effective die casters creating the world's best cast products. The organization serves as the voice of the industry, promoting growth and enhancing its members' ability to compete domestically in the marketplace.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Norwin A. Merens/Thomas A. Stack
    NM Marketing Communications
    847.657.6011
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    or

    Leo J. Baran
    North American Die Casting Association
    847.808.3153
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