Monthly/bimonthly trade journals feature news, information, and analysis for executive, management, and engineering personnel, with topics covered in these publications including industry news, market trends, new products, technology updates, events, training programs, and government actions. DCE publication is available to subscribers only; LINKS magazine is available to corporate members only.
Shaping America's Future / FAQs
https://www.diecasting.org/future / faqs
Introductory sections provide an overview of the industry and its impact on the economy, and include information on products and applications, key industries served, die casting process and advantages over competing processes, alloys used and their properties, die construction and machines used for specific alloys, and casting methods for specialty applications. All information is available free online.
State of the Industry Report
Annual report analyzes economic trends for the economy as a whole and for major end-use markets (e.g., automotive, housing, household appliances, and medical and communications equipment) and provides an analysis of industry shipments by major market sector (e.g., automotive, nonautomotive) and alloy used for die castings (e.g., aluminum, magnesium, zinc). Report can be viewed free online.
NADCA Benchmarking Survey
Periodic benchmarking survey addresses various aspects of the industry's operations with the report divided into the following sections: "Business, Management & Strategy", "Operations", "Technology", and "Finance & Accounting". Complete benchmarking survey and online education system modules addressing each of the above report sections are available for purchase in the NADCA's online store.
Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, with data provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., aluminum and other die, non-die aluminum and copper, other nonferrous, steel investment and other steel, and ductile and other iron) and leading firms profiled including Alcoa Corp. and Precision Castparts Corp.
Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and other countries, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast consumption by casting method (e.g., permanent mold, diecastings, other castings) and companies profiled including Alcast Company, Dynacast Intl. Inc., Alcoa Corp., Gibbs Die Casting Corp., and Pace Industries, Inc.
Market research study provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global basis, with data provided in this report including market size and forecast by end-user segment (e.g., automotive sector, industrial machinery sector) and global region (e.g., Americas, APAC, EMEA) and firms profiled including Alcoa Corporation, Dynacast International Inc., and Precision Castparts Corp.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual financial survey allows users to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other similar size manufacturing operations and the die casting industry as a whole in terms of sales performance, employee productivity, profitability, and growth trends on a national and regional basis. Report is available free to participating members, and is also available for purchase by nonmembers.
Annual salary survey provides information on hourly wage rates and fringe benefits for thirteen direct labor job classifications, with hourly wage rate data reported by company size based on annual sales (e.g., $12 million and under, $13 to $30 million, greater than $30 million) and geographic region (e.g., Central, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and West). Detailed table of contents is available free online.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, manufacturing engineer, process engineer, industrial engineer, machine operator, and quality manager, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including General Die Casters, Inc., Nemak, S. A. B. de C. V., Port City Group, Inc., and Great Lakes Die Cast Corporation.