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The Gigapress – Trends In High Pressure Die Casting Machines and Lightweight Structural Castings

Presented by the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA)

Available via Zoom and in-person

Speaker: Paul Brancaleon
Nov. 4, 2021
6:00 PM – Social Hour
7:00 PM – Dinner
8:00 PM – Business Meeting
8:15 PM – Program
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth
Town Hall (downstairs), 
Frankenmuth, MI 

North American Die Casting Association

Paul Brancaleon, NADCA Director of Research, Education & Technology will share with us Trends In High Pressure Die Casting Machines and Lightweight Structural Castings. Over the past two decades high pressure die casting machines have more than doubled in size. Coupled with progress in materials and process technologies, the size and geometric complexity of die castings have increased as well as quality and performance characteristics. Today, lightweight die castings can be produced with favorable strength and high ductility for structural and crashworthy applications.

This presentation will provide an overview of progress and trends in die casting and describe structural die castings. Examples of conversions from multi-piece assemblies to single lightweight die castings, which result in time, cost, and floor space reduction benefits, will be provided. In addition, an update on additive manufacturing (AM) for die casting die components and joining of die castings by self-piercing rivets will be provided based on NADCA sponsored projects.

Tesla “Gigapress” installation

Available via Zoom and in-person at Zehnder’s