NADCA Announces 2001 International Die Casting Competition Winners
The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) announced the winners of the 2001 International Die Casting Competition. The competition is divided into nine categories-four aluminum, two magnesium and three zinc. There were 34 entries this year with no entries in the electroplated zinc category. Judging is based on four equally-weighed criteria: ingenuity of the casting and/or product design, overall quality, cost savings and contribution to expanding the market for castings. This year's winners: Aluminum squeeze/semi-solid: independent rear suspension casting, SPX Corp.- Contech Div., manufactred for Visteon Corp. Aluminum under 1 lb: Endbell air compressor, Aallied Die Casting Co., produced for DeVilbiss Air Power Co. Aluminum 1 to 10 lbs: "B" pillar casting, Alcan BDW GmbH & Co. KG. Aluminum over 10 lbs: lower crankcase casting, J.V. Murcott & Sons Ltd. Zinc under 6 oz/non-electroplated: front plate I-20, Bruschi S.p.A. Zinc any size coated: casting with bracket, Dynacast Inc. Magnesium Under 0.5 lb: frame, Product Technologies Inc., manufactured for Novatel Wireless Technologies Ltd. Magnesium over 0.5 lb: cross car beam for instrument panel, Lunt Manufacturing Co. Inc., manufactured for General Motors.