LIFT Off Webinar Presented by NADCA: Trends In High Pressure Die Casting and Lightweight Die Cast Structural Components

12:00 pm ET - 1:00 pm ET
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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 webinar 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.