Need some die casting design tips? Look no further than a new CD-ROM just released by the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA). Now in its second version, this multi-media guide includes information on alloy composition and properties, casting tolerances, die design, and casting processes. And just in case you missed the 21st international Die Casting Congress and Exposition in 2002, the full set of papers is available for $80. For ordering information, visit the NADCA at www.diecasting.org/publications.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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