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1 1 NADCA Headquarters Update Presentation for Die Materials Committee Meeting NADCA Headquarters, Wheeling, IL February 21, 2007

2 2 Outline DOE/CMC Update DOE/CMC Update DOD/AMC Update DOD/AMC Update TAG Activities TAG Activities Metalcasting Congress Metalcasting Congress

3 3 DOE/CMC Update DOE/CMC Update DOE 2004, 2005, 2006 Cycle: Energy-SMARRT Program DOE 2004, 2005, 2006 Cycle: Energy-SMARRT Program –$12M Proposal –Actual Funding: $1.4M Y1, $2.4M Y2, $2.0M Y3, ??? Y4 DOE Congressional Budget Request FY’07 - $982K for Metalcasting now at Suggested $1.98M DOE Congressional Budget Request FY’07 - $982K Initial Request for Metalcasting now at Suggested $1.98M Budget Still Not Approved Budget Still Not Approved Continuing Resolution Continuing Resolution

4 4 DOE/CMC Update (Cont.) DOE/CMC Update (Cont.) Year 1 Req Actual Year 2 Req Actual Year 3 Req Actual Year 4 $625K$441K$1,179K$920K$1,200K$450K+$125K$225K+$125K E-SMARRT FUNDS FOR DIE CASTING PROJECTS NADCA Board Approved another $125K of NADCA Funds to be Added to E-SMARRT for Year 4 as they did for Year 3

5 5 DOD/AMC PRO-ACT AMC Phase IV (CIR) AMC Phase IV (CIR) –$10M over 4 years, ~$1.4M for Die Casting –Next Review Oct 24 & 25, 2007 in Chicago –Andy Behler new Industry Board Member AMC Phase IV Add-on (CIDR) AMC Phase IV Add-on (CIDR) –$200K for Die Casting in Year 1  Casting Alloy Standards  High Production Rate Tooling –Could be Funding Available for Out-years

6 6 TAG Activities Review of Current NADCA Projects Review of Current NADCA Projects Review of Proposed Projects Review of Proposed Projects –Most recently approved: Project #154 Development of a Porosity Guideline for Die Castings –New submittals: Project #155 Plating and Finishing of Zinc Die Castings-Survey of Next Generation Finishes and Project #156 SSM Processing Databases for Designers and Metalcasters Funding Allocation for Existing Projects Funding Allocation for Existing Projects Alternate Funding Sources Alternate Funding Sources Foreign Technology Foreign Technology

7 7 111 th Metalcasting Congress May 15-18, 2007 (Tue-Fri) in Houston, TX, at Hilton Americas May 15-18, 2007 (Tue-Fri) in Houston, TX, at Hilton Americas Exhibits Wed & Thurs Exhibits Wed & Thurs NADCA Sessions Tue-Thurs NADCA Sessions Tue-Thurs –7 Regular Sessions, 21 Papers (currently in review) –4 New Format Sessions  Keynote, Success Stories, Panel Discussion Die Casting Competition – Entries Due 2/23 Die Casting Competition – Entries Due 2/23 NADCA Awards Luncheon - Tuesday NADCA Awards Luncheon - Tuesday

8 8 Regular Sessions Tuesday, May 15 Tuesday, May 15 –Cast Materials: 8:30-10:00 –Advanced Technologies I: 10:15-11:45 –Advanced Technologies II: 3:45-5:15 Wednesday, May 16 Wednesday, May 16 –Die Materials: 8:30-10:00 –Process Engineering: 2:00-3:30 Thursday, May 17 Thursday, May 17 –Computer Modeling: 2:00-3:30 –Process Control & Cont Improvement: 3:45-5:15

9 9 New Format Sessions Tuesday, May 15 Tuesday, May 15 –Rough Machining of Dies: 2:00-3:30  Keynote: Stephen Midson  Successes: Mark Baleja, Century Sun Metal Treating; Joe Price, Paulo Products  Panel: Stephen Midson, The Midson Group; Mark Baleja, Century Sun Metal Treating; Joe Price, Paulo Products; Gene Hainault, Therm-Tech of Waukesha

10 10 New Format Sessions Wednesday, May 16 Wednesday, May 16 –Rapid Tooling: 10:15-11:45  Keynote: David Schwam  Successes: Thomas Heider, Twin City Die Castings Co.; James Knirsch, RSP Tooling  Panel: David Schwam, Case Western Reserve University; Thomas Heider, Twin City Die Castings Co.; James Knirsch, RSP Tooling; Don Cherry, St.Clair Die Casting –Energy: 3:45-5:15  Keynote: Robert Eppich  Successes: Thomas Heider, Twin City Die Castings Co.; Robert Naranjo, BCS Inc.; George Wilson, Spartan Light Metal Products  Panel: Robert Eppich, Eppich Technologies; Robert Naranjo, BCS Inc.; David Schwam, Case Western Reserve University; David White, Schaefer Furnaces Inc.; Dave Riggle, Energy Management Systems

11 11 New Format Sessions Thursday, May 17 Thursday, May 17 –Environmental Issues: 8:30-10:00  Keynote: William Hansard  Successes: Matt Stroh, Stroh Die Casting Co.  Panel: William Hansard, Environmental Management Services; Matt Stroh, Stroh Die Casting Co. Need Help !!!

12 NADCA R&D Strategic Plan and Roadmap Full Version of Plan Completed in June 2007 for Posting on the Web Full Version of Plan Completed in June 2007 for Posting on the Web Overview Article to be Published in July 2007 DCE Magazine Overview Article to be Published in July 2007 DCE Magazine This Means I Need Input by May 1, 2007 This Means I Need Input by May 1, 2007

13 13 Turn Research Into Action Compilation of Guidebook Reports for Distribution to Members Compilation of Guidebook Reports for Distribution to Members –Die Materials  –Cast Materials  –Computer Modeling  –Process Technologies (Done) –Die Surface Engineering (Done)


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