The benefits of recent and emerging technologies in die casting will be presented by Stephen Udvardy, director of research, education & technology, North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) at the Society of Manufacturing Engineering's (SME) 1st Annual Manufacturing Technology Summit - 2004.
Mr. Udvardy's presentation, North American Die Casting Technologies for the 21st Century, will focus on four key elements of die casting that benefit manufacturers:
"Research sponsored by NADCA has resulted in die casting solutions that improve product performance while reducing total manufacturing costs," says Mr. Udvardy. "These techniques produce parts that have consistent quality and facilitate a flexible manufacturing strategy through on-time parts delivery and a faster product development cycle."
Other benefits of using North American die casting, Mr. Udvardy says, are reduced risk and product liability concerns and protection of intellectual property. Case studies used during the presentation will show how these various benefits were derived from the NADCA research.
The die casting research is part of NADCA's R&D Strategic Plan and Roadmap. The plan includes a portfolio of projects designed to advance the current technology level of specific strategic areas of the industry.
The 1st Annual Manufacturing Technology Summit - 2004 will be held August 10 - 11, 2004, in Dearborn, MI, U.S. The event focuses on seven different technology areas, each aligned with a Technical Community of SME.
The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) is based in Rosemont, IL, U.S.
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