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Press release of Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA): International Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2014


Award ceremonies at EUROGUSS 2014

The Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA) in Düsseldorf, Germany announces the International Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2014. Partners in organising the competition are the Federation of the German Foundry Industry (BDI) and the European Aluminium Association (EAA). Submissions to the competition can be made until 31 October 2013.

For years the aluminium pressure die casting competition has been a proven platform for showing off the high standard of quality in aluminium pressure die casting. The goal of the competition is to strengthen interest in aluminium as versatile working material, and to demonstrate new areas of application. Until now the aluminium pressure die casting competition was held by the Association of the Aluminium Recycling Industry (VAR), which disbanded at the end of March 2013. Because of the growing significance of aluminium recycling, as of 1 April 2013 the GDA puts its aluminium recycling division into action. Initially, they will continue the former programme of activities of VAR, and expand it in the mid term. This includes the aluminium pressure die casting competition.

The evaluation criteria for cast pieces submitted to the competition include a proper die cast construction and the use of recycled aluminium. The recycling of aluminium is one of the most important factors demonstrating the resource efficiency and sustainability of the material. Foundries can submit any number of die cast pieces. The cast piece should be made of an aluminium alloy commonly used in die casting. Pieces which meet the requirements on quality, topicality, innovative approaches to solving problems, and technical advancement will receive awards.

The award ceremonies for the best submissions will take place on the occasion of EUROGUSS 2014 (14 – 16 January 2014) in Nuremberg. The winning pieces will be exhibited there and at other trade fairs.

Competition forms can be downloaded in German and English from the websites of the associations.

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