Die Casting Congress South

Mexico City, Mexico
March 14-15, 2017

NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2
Mexico City International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México
15620 Ciudad de México, Mexico

To make a hotel reservation please call or email the hotel using the information below. The group name is NADCA 2017 Technical Seminar.
P: +49 30 2238 0233 Toll Free: +800 0115 0116
E: reservations@nh-hotels.com 
NADCA is excited to announce the first ever Congress South in Mexico City on March 14-15, 2017 at the NH Hotel Mexico City.  The Congress will feature technology highlights of our Congress in Columbus earlier this fall.  It is important to use that all our members are able to access this information prevalent to the advancement in the industry.  The event will kick off with a cocktail reception on March 14 and lead into a full day of presentations on March 15.   

The Congress will be sponsored by a limited number of Suppliers that attendees will be able to meet with to learn more about products and services available to the die casting industry. 

The cost is just $20 for NADCA Members and $50 for Non-Members*.  Contact Melisa Ryzner if you are sending more than 5 people to receive discounted pricing.

Tentative Event Agenda*

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Cocktail Reception
5:30 - 7:00 pm 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 am

Congress Presentations
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30-10:00 AM
State of the Die Casting Industry
Additive Manufacturing and New Materials for Die Components with Improved Heat Extraction
New Surfacing Material DHW: From Repair Welding to Additive Manufacturing in Die Casting Molds
Additive Manufacturing for Casting Shot End Systems
Presented by Steve Udvardy, North American Die Casting Association

​10:15-11:15 AM
Die Casting Alloys that will Allow the Die Caster to Compete with Alloys A356, A357, 358 and 359 In PM Applications
Strontium Aluminate Replaces Alumina on Aluminum Melts at 500 ppm Sr and Provides Die Soldering Resistance 
Hypereutectic Al-Si-Mg-Sr Alloy with a Unique Microstructure and Improved Ductility 

Presented by Dr. Raymond Donahue, Mercury Marine

11:45-1:15 PM
1:15-2:45 PM The "Gating Equation" Updated 
Fluidity from a Heat Transfer Perspective 
Multi-time Scale Systems and Quasi Equilibrium 
Presented by Dr. R. Allen Miller, The Ohio State University
3:00-4:30 PM
An Investigation of the use of PVD Die Coatings to Minimize or Eliminate Lubrication during High Pressure Die Casting 
Evaluation of Die Lubricant Performance 
Preliminary Study on Ejection Force Prediction

Presented by Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association


 *Registration includes access to the cocktail hour as well as breakfast and lunch on March 15.


Project Manager
Andy Ryzner
Athena Catlett
Advertising & Promotions Manager
Education & Meetings Manager

Stephen Udvardy
Andy Ryzner
Education & Meetings Manager
Director of Research, Education and Technology
Athena Catlett
Advertising & Promotions Manager