Die Casting News
Registration Now Open for NADCA’s Die Casting Congress & Tabletop
The 2017 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop will be held September 18-20, 2017, at the Atlanta Convention Center at the AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA. This three day event will feature more than 100 exhibitors ready to highlight their latest and greatest products and technology. Including die casting lubricant education and information at Hill and Griffith's Booth 512. Over 30 Congress presentations will be given by experts from around the world on topics such as computer modeling, process engineering, advanced technology, additive manufacturing and a special Global Trends spotlight session, just to name a few. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.
Winners of the International Die Casting Design Competition will be on display and honored as well as the Die Casting Industry Award winners. Companies looking to send more than 5 attendees will receive a special discounted rate. For more information or to register* please click here.
*Those exhibiting in the show will receive special instructions on how to register their complimentary personnel.
Aluminum die casting process market size is estimated to grow from $55 billion in 2017 to $79 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.33 percent, per MarketsandMarkets report. Fender Bender posted and NADCA shared in their newsletter today.
It is projected to witness significant growth in the next few years with the increasing demand for lightweight vehicles and new constructions all over the world due to rapid urbanization and industrialization. Large-scale investments in industrial and manufacturing units, coupled with the rising demand for lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles in emerging economies are some of the factors driving the growth of the aluminum casting market.
Regular reviews and benchmarks are important for successful die casting process evaluationsHill and Griffith offers this helpful Die Casting Process Evaluation Form to submit your input.
Here's great video describing both the hot and cold chamber die casting process by Mechanics Tips.
Mercury Marine's new high-pressure die casting machine is now the largest in North America
FOND DU LAC, Wis., April 3, 2017 -- Mercury Marine, the world's leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines held an event today to officially announce commissioning of the largest high-pressure die casting machine in North America. Since 2009, Mercury Marine has now invested more than $800MM in R&D and manufacturing expansion at its Fond du Lac campus.
This specific investment is a 4,500 ton Buhler-Prince machine. Installation began late in 2016 and was just completed in late March 2017.
"This new machine positions us to make castings that no one else in the industry can do," said Mike Meyer, general manager Mercury Castings. "With this new machine, Mercury can make larger, lightweight structural components and reduce the overall weight of our engine by producing more efficient castings."
(Photo from Lake County, Mercury Marine Dealer)
CONCOTE™ permanent mold coatings formulated with special refractories, binders, wetting agents, and preservatives.
CONCOTE™ products provide a thin continuous film between the surface of the die and the castings.
Desired Surface Finish
Good Lubricity and Insulation
Good Release Properties
Prevents Premature Die Failure
Video from FLOW-3D, "Simulation of a low pressure die casting showing the filling temperature of a tire rim using FLOW-3D Cast."
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