North American Die Casting Association

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Software matches dies to machines.

Suited for part design and process optimization, PQ2 v2.0 die casting program provides mathematics-based overall system for flow prediction, runner design, and feed design. Using results of machine's performance, program carries out die trials on paper to show effect of various parameters on cavity fill conditions. Using repeat calculations, system specifies machine settings, gate area, and...

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Dr. Raymond Donahue to receive 2016 Herman H. Doehler Award.

NADCA Awards Committee has chosen Dr. Raymond Donahue of Mercury Castings - Division of Mercury Marine to receive the Herman H. Doehler Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the die casting industry, the art of die casting as represented by technical achievement, advancement in plant operation, and other activities. Award will be presented on September 27,...

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Die Casting Industry Event continues record-breaking growth.

North American Die Casting Association's Die Casting Congress & Exposition, heldÂ- in Indianapolis, IN from October 5–7, saw record-breaking attendance; more than 2,500 attendees and 202 companies showcased technology, research, and services available to die casting industry. According to NADCA President Daniel Twarog, A sold out floor and record attendance at the Congress sessions...

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NADCA files comments opposing EPA ground level ozone rule.

NADCA filed official comments opposing EPA's proposed rule lowering National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone from 75 ppb to 65 ppb. Recent study showed proposal will reduce GDP by $140 billion annually and could exceed $1 trillion in compliance costs. These restrictions will severely affect local manufacturing community and may force die casting businesses to forgo expanding...

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Election Resource Center helps manufacturers raise their voice.

Developed by North American Die Casting Association (NADCA), 2014 Election Resource Center aims to help members and their employees become involved this campaign season. The next Congress, which comes to power in January 2015, will decide future of tax provisions such as R&D Tax Credit and Bonus Depreciation, decide future of EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) standards, and overhaul NLRB. Given such...

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NADCA praises bipartisan workforce development bill.

NADCA applauded members of Congress for coming together and releasing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.Â- Manufacturers have long called for an increased role in developing training and K-12 curricula. Bill will eliminate a number of outdated programs, improve accountability of job centers, and focus additional efforts towards on-the-job training activities. NADCA is calling on...

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NADCA applauds passage of R&D Tax Credit bill.

NADCA applauded passage by U.S. House of Representatives of billÂ- making the Research and Development Tax Credit permanent. Sponsored by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and John Larson (D-CT), bill passed by vote of 274-131. NADCA and its members invest heavily in research and development to create new technologies and processes for lightweight applications, improving energy...

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NADCA submits testimony on aluminum pricing and supply.

NADCA submitted formal testimony to Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection for the hearing titled, Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities." This is the second Senate hearing investigating ownership of metals warehouses by banks and holding companies and their relationship with the London Metals Exchange. NADCA applauds Committee for...

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NADCA, The Franklin Partnership to represent die casting industry.

North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) securedÂ- 2-year contract with The Franklin Partnership (TFP) to represent die casting industry in its Government Affair activities. According to NADCA president Daniel Twarog, this partnership will provide in-depth support to make our voices heard before Congress and key federal lawmakers." Twarog also stressed the importance of reminding...

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Die Casting Design Winners will be announced in September.

Winners of International Die Casting Design Competition will be recognized for their outstanding casting designs on September 16 during 2013 Die Casting Design Competition Luncheon, which will take place from 12:15 to 2:00 pm during Die Casting CongressÂ- and Tabletop in Louisville, KY. Said competition highlights and acknowledges industry innovation in addition to promoting increased use of...

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NADCA-Hosted Webinars have met with success.

Since mid 2011, approximately 1,400 people have participated in a NADCA webinar. NADCA encourages purchasing one webinar login and gathering employees to view presentation via projector. According to surveyed participants of various NADCA webinars, an average of 4 additional people joined them to view webinar. In addition, 97% of participants would recommend NACDA webinars to colleagues.

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