For the last 45 years, NADCA has sponsored its International Die Casting Design Competition to showcase outstanding die cast designs while acknowledging the continuous contribution die casters provide to the manufacturing industry. As die castings become more complex, higher quality, lower cost, and more unique, it becomes important for die casters to be involved in the process early in the product’s design phase. A die casting is not a machined part, sand casting, or an extrusion. It is critical for die casters to effectively communicate to the designer requirements to make a quality casting. The winners of the 2019 International Die Casting Competition have exhibited a close relationship with their customer to produce castings that have a complex design, high quality, and ingenuity. These castings often expand the market for die casting and reduce the cost of the part compared to the previous manufacturing method.
Magnesium Die Casting Over .5 lbs.
2019 Winner: Twin City Die Castings Co.
Award Nominee: TCDC Engineering Team
Function of the Part
Protective enclosure for a drive chain on a snowmobile
Previous Process to Produce Part
Typically this part is cast aluminum and edge gated.
Added strength and lightness to snowmobile's performance. Proper gating by flow analysis added more consistent fill and balance.