Die Casting Congress South

San Luis Potosí, Mexico
March 5, 2019

Conrad San Luis Potosí
Av. Real de Lomas 1000, 78216
San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México

Event Rate (in USD):
$50 NADCA Members
$75 Non-Members

To make a room reservation you can call directly to the Hotel to the following number 444 825 01 25 Ext 610  or you can send an email to the following emails: megan.hernandez@hilton.com , angel.martinezovando@conradhotels.com , david.lopez@hilton.com

Midland Technologies

NADCA will hold the 3rd annual Congress South on March 5, 2019 at the Conrad San Luis Potosí  in San Luis Potosí, Mexico . The Congress will feature technology highlights of our Congress in Indianapolis in the fall of 2018.  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 feature a full day of presentations on March 5.

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 $50 for NADCA Members and $75 for Non-Members*.  Contact Melisa Ryzner if you are sending more than 5 people to receive discounted pricing.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast

8:30 am - State of the Industry
Presented by Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association
An update on the current state of the die casting industry.
9:30 am – On Demand Melting
Presented by Charles Monroe, University of Alabama at Birmingham
A look at research into induction melting technology for the die casting process. Such technology has the potential to revolutionize the die casting process by melting only the metal needed to make one shot at a time. This eliminates the energy needed to hold the metal in a liquid state, reduces the chance for contamination of the metal, and provides flexibility to use different alloys. On Demand Melting technology is also being leveraged to research the process of die casting titanium alloys.
10:30 am – Break

11:00 am – Mechanical Properties of Modern Die Castings
Presented by Paul Brancaleon, North American Die Casting Association
NADCA has published data for die casting properties based on typical values taken from tensile bars cut from castings that had the skin removed. This provides property from data that is not always in line with castings made in industry. Current research is collecting more accurate data on different alloys and thicknesses of aluminum die castings.
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Advanced Core Design & Manufacturing / Quality Control Technology
Presented by Carl Soderhjelm, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Advancements in technology are improving the die casting process and the way die castings are inspected. Additive manufacturing allows die casters a way to create conformal cooling channels in cores that previously had insufficient cooling. Further research is being conducted to identify the process and design parameters for additively manufactured cores. Die casting inspection also benefits from technology improvement. One technology that is seeing more use in the die casting industry is computed tomography (CT) scanning. This technology can more accurately detect porosity inside the casting.
2:00 pm – Break

2:30 pm – Testing of Die Lubricants
Presented by Charles Monroe, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Die lubricants are necessary for the die casting process. They prevent the molten metal from soldering to the die, minimize ejection force, and locally cool the die. But what distinguishes one lubricant from another? Research has been performed to create laboratory tests that can identify characteristics of different lubricants.

3:00 pm – Machine Learning in Die Casting  
Presented by Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association
The die casting process is full of data and as the process becomes more automated the data becomes easier to collect. A human, looking at a spreadsheet, can only analyze so much data. To fully understand all of the interacting variables in the die casting process machine learning needs to be utilized.

 *Registration includes breakfast and lunch on March 5.



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