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International Die Casting Design Competition 2020

In a competitive global market, customers take notice of the best. NADCA knows that competition improves the competitor. With its annual Die Casting Competition, it recognizes and rewards the outstanding casting designs of the year.

Entering and winning is one of the best ways to gain visibility with leading decision-makers. The competition is open to aluminum, magnesium, zinc die castings and other alloy families. Any number of castings may be entered. However, a separate entry form is required for each casting or assembly of castings. In addition, the metal surface cannot be improved or concealed by tumbling, shot blasting, coating or other surface treatments.

Judging is conducted by an independent panel of experts from the die casting industry, with no ties to eligible companies. The four equally weighed criteria are ingenuity of casting/product design; overall quality; cost savings; and market-expanding potential. Winning castings will be acknowledged and honored during the 2020 Virtual Die Casting Congress & Tabletop. NADCA’s Die Casting Engineer Magazine, NADCA’s Website and the NADCA Design Website will also feature the winning castings.

This competition helps promote increased use of die castings by recognizing and publicizing outstanding designs. For more information on the 2020 International Die Casting Design Competition please visit, or contact Beau Glim at

The deadline to submit your castings is July 13, 2020. Don’t hesitate!

North American Diecasters Association (NADCA)

NADCA North American Die Casters Association

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NADCA Golf Tournament 2020

CANCELLED – Friday, AUGUST 14, 2020 Southern California NADCA CHAPTER 30 Golf Tournament at Los Serranos Country Club (North Course) | 15656 Yorba Avenue, Chino Hills, CA 91709.

Golf Tournament Cancelled

What a turn of events! We received notification from Los Serranos Golf Country Club that all tournaments in August 2020 have been cancelled. Very sad!


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MTD Die Casting Company Closed

PLANT CLOSED – MTD Products Inc. 2555 BRANDENBURG ROAD LEITCHFIELD, KENTUCKY 42754 Auction for equipment on FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH at 10:00 AM eastern time (EST) WEBCAST ONLY, NO ONSITE BIDDING. Featuring: DIE CASTING MACHINES – (8) HPM and IDRA Die Casters up to 1,000-Tons • (7) METAL MECHANICS 50-Ton & 35-Ton Trim Presses, New as of 2009 • Ladlers • FANUC Loading Robots • Melting Furnaces.

MODERN TRANSMISSION DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (MTD) Die Casting & Plastic Injection Molding Facility Auction Details (WEBCAST ONLY)

Here is a video posted by Myron Bowling the auction company of the die casting robotic arm taking out a die casting part from the die casting machine:

The facility employed approximately 295 people and manufactured component and aftermarket parts used to supply the company’s assembly facilities. “MTD is grateful for the hard work and dedication of these employees and the continued support of the Leitchfield community,” said Craig Dukes, senior vice president of Human Resources. “We recognize the significant impact this closure will have on employees and their families and will be providing separation support including severance benefits, outplacement services and preferential hiring opportunities at MTD’s other US facilities.”

MTD made this decision after careful and ongoing evaluation of its manufacturing footprint in relation to future strategic needs, according to Eric Creech, MTD’s Communications and Marketing Manager. The move will improve overall efficiency and better position MTD to deliver competitive products in a rapidly evolving outdoor power equipment industry.

MTD, located at 2555 Brandenburg Road, remains committed to U.S. manufacturing and has increased employment at its other U.S. manufacturing facilities over the last several years, the company said. The move also allows the company to focus on better leveraging advanced manufacturing capabilities in its other U.S. facilities.


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Metal Casters Dinner

Come tonight to for southern California’s largest metal casting meeting of the year, Thursday, March 5, 2020. Each year NADCA (North American Die Casters Association) and AFS (American Foundry Society) has a vendors night to celebrate our metal industry suppliers.

10627 Old River School Road
Downey, CA 90241

California’s two largest metal casting chapters are coming together to recognize the leading vendors to our industry. Participants will enjoy an exciting evening of food, prizes, awards and vendor displays. Visit booths from the industry’s top vendors and see their latest products and services.
Ø Check-in @ 4:15 PM
Ø Beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and vendor booths open @ 4:30 PM
Ø Dinner @ 5:30 PM
Ø Awards & Prizes @ 6:45 PM

Don’t delay and miss out on your opportunity to be a part of the 2020 metal casting industry vendor’s night.



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Triad Manufacturing Group

Another closed American manufacturing company. On January 7, 2020 there was another manufacturing company equipment auction. Listed as a Precision Machining and Plastic and Die Casting Facility.

CLOSED – TRIAD GROUP MANUFACTURING 1750 Rogers Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112-1109

Here is the information from their website (
What you thought you knew about us is just the tip of the iceberg.
Our ever expanding line of capabilities is larger than you ever imagined.
A vertically integrated manufacturing facility
with a complete machine shop
includes painting both Spray and Powder Coat
We have a complete machine shop including C.N.C. Milling and Turning equipment, multi-spindle drilling and tapping, metal stamping, and vibratory part finishing. Our assembly operation includes light mechanical and electronic assemblies complete with testing and packaging. We assist our customers in the design and cost effective manufacturing of die cast dies, plastic injection molds, stamping dies, jigs, and fixtures. In our first class in-house painting facility, we specialize in spray painting components such as chassis, frames, panels, brackets, doors, etc. The finishes may include smooth class A and B per military specifications and textured parts. Coatings include enamel, polyurethane, water base and conductive coatings. Our powder paint booth expands our capabilities for customers requiring powder coating. We also offer part marking, silk-screening, pad printing, special packaging and assembly, if required.
Injection Molded Plastic Parts & Assemblies
Liquid Silicone Molding
( Cast, Trim, Machine, Paint & Assembly
We offer Die Cast Zinc and Aluminum parts, die trimming, sanding, finishing and secondary machining operations. Painting and assembly of these die cast products is another service that we can provide.
Triad Group Manufacturing
1750 Rogers Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112-1109
PHONE: (408) 436-8411
FAX: (408) 436-0388

The die casting machines that sold at the auction were:


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