Mar 012019
 

NADCA Die Casting Congress West, Date: March 7, 2019, Location: 5757 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040

The NADCA West Coast 2019 Congress will feature technology highlights from our Congress in Indianapolis, last fall. The event begin with a breakfast followed by a full day of presentations. Presentations to include:

State of the Industry
Presented by Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association
An update on the current state of the die casting industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The cost for each event is just $50 for NADCA Members and $75 for Non-Members (note that registration includes access to breakfast and lunch). In addition, if you will be sending 5 or more people we are offering special pricing.

Die Casting Congress West – March 7, 2019
Information and registration can be found here.

Sign Up Link: www.diecasting.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=conwest19

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melisa Ryzner,CMP directly at mryzner@diecasting.org or 847.808.3161.

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Feb 282019
 

Kinetic Die Casting Company uses die casting tooling and die casting molds to make die casting parts for our customers. Some customers send us tooling that was used by other die casting companies to make parts and we will make these aluminum or zinc parts for our customer.

Kinetic Die Casting is offering a Die Casting Tooling Transfer special.
Manufacturing companies can transfer their die casting tooling to Kinetic Die Casting Company and we will make their aluminum or zinc parts in just a few weeks.

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Kinetic Die Casting Company, a better die casting part supplier. We make that decision easier.
1. Send us your die casting tooling and die casting molds
2. Send us a purchase order made to us with your old suppliers part prices.
3. We will honor the die casting part price paid to the old die casting part supplier.
4. You will get better die casting parts than you received before.
5. We will ship the die casting parts to you fast.

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Feb 252019
 

North American Die Casting Suppliers and American Foundry Suppliers serving California casting companies meet once a year. If you are a vendor or supplier, you can save $200 on a display table if you register before February 28th. If you want to visit for dinner only, you can save $20 on dinner tickets if you buy before the 28th. Join us at Rio Hondo Golf and Event Center (Downey) on Thursday, March 7, 2019 as NADCA Chapter 30 and the American Foundry Society Southern California Chapter co-host the metal casting industry’s annual Vendor’s Night.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

(https://californiametalscoalition.formstack.com/forms/vendorsnight)

Every year, California’s two largest metal casting chapters come together to recognize the leading vendors to our industry. Participants enjoy an exciting evening of food, raffle prizes, awards and vendor displays. Visit tables from the industry’s top vendors and see their latest products and services. Our suppliers give away lots of free gifts if you visit their tables. Meet several new suppliers and your competitors.

The event draws dozens of vendors and over 125 attendees from foundries and die casters across California. Vendor’s Night also serves as NADCA Chapter 30’s annual meeting, where the organization elects its board members and bestows the Distinguished Service Award on a leading individual from the die casting industry.

Register today and we will see you then!

James Simonelli,
NADCA Chapter 30
http://www.nadca30.org
2971 Warren Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
916-933-3062

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Feb 212019
 

Metal alloy die castings have several advantages over their plastic counterparts. Most manufacturers of automobiles, computers, aircraft and other modern devices have considered the use of die cast metal alloy parts for their final products. Plastic component parts only entertain a few parts in some of these industries. But how do die castings compare to plastic parts? This article will try to answer this question.

Comparing Die Casting Parts to Plastic Parts
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Die Casting Metal Alloys
Die Casting Aluminum Alloys

Material Characteristics
Compare Polycarbonate to A380 Aluminum alloy

Characteristic
Polycarbonate
A380 Aluminum Metal
Tensile strength
55-75 MPa / 11 ksi
317 MPa / 46 ksi
Melting Temperature
267 C / 513 F
595 C / 1100 F
Density (weight) kg/m cube
1220 kg/m cube
2740 kg/m cube

A380 aluminum die casting alloy is the most common aluminum die casting alloy. It has a ultimate tensile strength of 317 MPa (46 ksi) Plastic is one the most common manufacturing materials that are utilized for various products. However, component parts that are fabricated from plastics are not as durable as the metal castings. Plastic has a tensile strength of 55-75 MPa (11 ksi) . If you are going to compare this to metal, particularly the cast aluminum, you will find out that plastic has great chances of incurring damages. Aside from this, plastic deteriorates rapidly when consistently exposed to heat. Plastic parts are only applicable for final products that do not require too much application of stress.

On the other hand, die cast metal parts are sturdier than plastics. Metal alloys are more resistant to harmful contaminants and extreme weather conditions. They can even bar the unwanted radio frequencies and electromagnetic emissions in some devices. Metal castings are also known to be good electrical conductors; meaning, they are ideal for housing electrical junctions because the metal surfaces can be easily grounded.

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Aluminum Boxes Diecastings
Aluminum Parts or Plastic Parts

Kinetic Die Casting Company 6918 Beck Avenue, North Hollywood, California 91605 USA
E-mail sales@kineticdc.com Toll Free: (800) 524-8083 Local: (818) 982-9200 Fax: (818) 982-0877

Feb 182019
 

The third Monday in February is Presidents’ Day. Washington’s Birthday was a United States federal holiday.
President George Washington
This holiday, celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, our first President of the United States. Now, this day is known as Presidents Day, and is often an occasion to remember all the U.S. presidents, not just George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22 or Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is February 12th. The term “Presidents’ Day” used to change the holiday into a day honoring multiple American presidents.

Recently, the February holiday is a day in which many retail stores, especially furniture stores and car dealerships, hold discount sales. Until the late 1980s, banks and corporate businesses closed on this day, similar to present corporate and bank practices on Memorial Day or Christmas Day. With the late 1980s advertising push to rename the holiday, more retail businesses are staying open during the holiday each year, and, as on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day. Many colleges and universities hold regular classes and operations on Presidents’ Day. Most U.S. Postal Service delivery services offer regular service on the day.

Happy Presidents’ Day
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Kinetic Die Casting Company will be open on this day for regular hours to serve our customers. We are thankful to our customers for their production parts they purchase from us.

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