THE NORTH AMERICAN DIE CASTING ASSOCIATION
241 Holbrook Dr Wheeling IL 60090
Overview: The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA)
is the sole voice of the die casting industry, representing
more than 3,100 individual and nearly 290 corporate
members in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Mission: To continue as the worldwide leader in stimulating growth
and opportunity in the die casing industry.
History: The organization was formed in 1989 in a merger of the
American Die Casting Institute (founded in 1928) and the
Society of Die Casting Engineers (founded in 1957).
Chapters: NADCA has 20 chapters throughout the United States and
Canada. Through regularly scheduled meetings,
educational courses and social activities, chapters provide
the local die casting community with opportunities to
network and stay current with industry developments.
Education: NADCA provides educational training for the die casting
industry through a variety of different courses every year.
Classes are available through the national association,
individual chapters and at Southwestern Michigan
College. In addition, on-site and on-line courses are
Certification Program: The NADCA Certification Program is an independent
verification of a person’s proficiency in die casting.
Candidates are required to pass specified examinations
and fulfill the minimum apprenticeship period to become
certified in one of the following areas: Level I, Die
Casting Technician; Level II, Master of Die Casting
Maintenance, Master of Die Cast Tooling, Master of Die
Casting Process; Level III, Master of Die Casting
Congress & Meetings: In addition to regularly scheduled marketing and plant
management conferences and an annual CEO conference,
NADCA co-sponsors the Metalcasting Congress and the
CastExpo. The next Congress will be held April 15-18,
2006 in Columbus Ohio. In 2005, NADCA co-sponsored
the 109th Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo April 16-
19 in St. Louis, MO in conjunction with the American
Foundry Society with over 10,000 in attendance.
Publications: NADCA publishes a variety of source material for the
Two bi-monthly magazines
Die Casting Engineer
Surveys & Statistics
Reports are offered to help industry managers with trends
Annual Wage and Benefit Survey
Annual Financial Survey
Industry Capabilities Directory
Pamphlets & Manuals
Educational materials cover such topics as
Basic operating training
Standards and procedures
Engineering disciplines in tooling, process and
Design for Die Casting
Government Affairs: The association’s government affairs effort monitors and
reports on key issues affecting the die casting industry
including trade, research funding opportunities, EPA and
Marketing: In 2003, NADCA launched a $1million advertising and
public relations program to create a brand identity for the
North American Die Casting industry and to promote that
brand to end users, government, the media and the general
Officers: Chairman: Doug Taylor, Del Mar Industries
Vice Chairman: Bob Wilson, Callen Manufacturing Corp.
Secy. Treas.: Mike Stroh, Stroh Die Casting Company
President: Daniel Twarog