April 6, 2016 NADCA eNews Publication:
Reduction of Die Casting Energy Use through Process Optimization
The manufacturing industry has been using process optimization to improve production throughput for decades now. Raw material costs are minimized, production rates are maximized and scrap reduced. Often energy use is overlooked or processes are put in place, but not followed up. To most, energy is an input that is not thought of. As long as good parts are being made and scrap is low all is good in the world.
The problem is that energy has a cost associated with it too. This cost directly affects the bottom line of the business. For a die caster that has a 6% profit margin, saving $60,000 in energy cost would be the same as $1,000,000 in new business.
Many assume that new equipment is needed to reduce energy usage. In some cases it wouldn’t hurt to replace that furnace from 1960, but this is not always necessary. Energy Star published a document outlining a process to improve energy usage in industry. This document is very generic as it applies to all industries. NADCA is working with die casters to tailor this process to the die casting industry.
A free webinar will be held on April 26 at 10:00 AM CDT for those who wish to learn more about this process. Click here to register.
If you would like more information or would like to work with NADCA on tailoring the process please contact Beau Glim via phone 847.808.3164 or email@example.com.
Video News Update: Short Run Tooling for Die Casting - Highlight
The material presented in this video are some highlights from NADCA’s online webinar - Short Run Tooling for Die Castings - presented by Alex Monroe of Mercury Marine. To view the video please click here.
Register today for NADCA's annual Plant Management Conference.
This year’s conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN on May 4-6 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The conference will feature a plant tour of GM Powertrain Bedford and newly added tour of LK/SAPP Advanced Casting Technology Center and special presentations.
The Annual Plant Management Conference provides a venue for operations and plant management personnel to meet and network with peers from other die casting facilities. Together, attendees can share experiences and gain knowledge and information through round table discussions, topical presentations and facility tours. Benefits derived from the exchange of information include: innovation and product integrity through alternate ways of resolving problems, improved control of processes, reduced costs, increased quality and enhanced productivity. For additional information or to register please click here.
High Integrity Die Casting: Alloys for High Integrity Die Casting – April 26, 2016
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