NADCA Updates Die Casting Spec Standards

NADCA Updates Die Casting Spec Standards

The acknowledged in-depth reference manual on product standards for the specification of custom die castings has been updated and released by the North American Die Casting Assn.

Among comprehensive alloy and related data is new information on RoHS and REACH compliance; a new simplified formula for calculating draft angles; information on tools for improving Product Integrity and First Article Inspection Requirements; and expanded information on avoiding porosity. Updated specification drawings have been added throughout.

The updated 2009 edition of this 220-page $120 “Product Standards” Manual is available to OEM product designers, engineers & purchasers, as well as independent product design consultants registered at CWM’s OEM Resource Center, for the special CWM discount price of $75. It is also available from your CWM Regional Sales Representative.

As a Green Biz Co. CWM Leads its Industry

CWM Recycles

Based on its environmental leadership practices and participation in the EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track program, Chicago White Metal Casting has been recognized as a GreenBiz Leader company, the first and, we believe, still the only custom die casting facility so named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This EPA’s programs recognize and encourage top environmental performers— those who go beyond compliance with regulatory requirements to attain levels of environmental performance and management that benefit people, communities, and the environment.

CWM’s GreenBiz Leader recognition is the latest in a series of environmental initiatives and achievements leading its industry:

  •  1st to achieve ISO 14001 Certification
  •  1st participant in EPA’s Performance Track Program
  •  Member of EPA’s Sustainable Industries Partnership

And, of course, producer of Recyclable Products form Recyclable Alloys.

21% Sales Increase in 2010, Sales Up Overseas

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During CWM’s annual “Thank You” luncheon for all employees and suppliers, as well as company retirees and other guests, President Eric Treiber presented a summary of CWM’s accomplishments over the last year— including the remarkable 2010 sales increase of 21% over 2009.

Also noted were important companywide investments in training, strategic new hires, and new software and advanced new equipment such the state-of-the-art Pioneer Sheffield Coordinate Measuring Machine in CWM’s Quality Assurance Dept.

International Sales Growth
Over the last two decades, Eric pointed out, CWM’s international sales have continued to grow: at the end of 2010, CWM had shipped to 18 countries outside the U.S. By July 2011, these sales included 10 countries in the Europeon Union, five countries in Asia, as well as Israel in the Middle East and Canada and Mexico in North America.

The “CWM” trademark, along with its corporate name “Chicago White Metal Casting, Inc.,” has been registered under the Madrid Agreement and the Protocol within the European Community, as well as with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The trademark of CWM is now acknowledged in 85 countries around the globe.