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Die Casting European Die Casting Award: Call for Proposals

Editor: Nicole Kareta

New award for European die castings: For the first time, the German Die Casting Association and the trade fair EUROGUSS organize the European Die Casting Competition. It is intended to demonstrate the diversity of applications, the innovative strength, the high level of quality and the performance of the die casting process in the materials aluminum, magnesium, and zinc.

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The winners will be announced at the opening event of EUROGUSS 2022 on January 17, 2022.
The winners will be announced at the opening event of EUROGUSS 2022 on January 17, 2022.
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The award is also supported by the Federal Association of the German Foundry Industry e.V. (Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie e.V. - BDG), the General Association of the Aluminum Industry (Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. - GDA) and the European Magnesium Research Association e.V. (Europäischen Forschungsgemeinschaft Magnesium e.V. - EFM).

The competition entries will be assessed individually in the materials and evaluated in terms of innovation, quality, cost-effectiveness, resource-efficient design and level of difficulty. Subsequently, the three best parts for each material will be awarded. The evaluation and selection of the castings will be carried out by a competent jury from research and industry.

The winners will be announced at the opening event of EUROGUSS 2022 on January 17, 2022. At the award ceremony on January 18, 2022, the prize will be presented during the press tour with a certificate and the EUROGUSS Die Casting Award. The jury‘s decision will be communicated to the winners in writing at the beginning of December 2021. In addition, the participants of the opening event will vote for an audience award from places 1 to 3 of the respective materials on the evening of January 17, 2022.

Competitive Conditions

  • 1. The competition entries must have been casted in the European Union (EU/EEA incl. Switzerland).
  • 2. Customer and own foundries based in the EU/EEA incl. Switzerland may submit up to two competition entries per company for the competition. A separate entry form must be enclosed for each part. Please ensure that the products are numbered identically so that the individual forms can be assigned to the correct castings when they are unpacked.
  • 3. Single or composite die castings can be sent in. They should be deburred, but neither mechanically nor chemically surface treated. The finished part of castings that have been surface treated must also be submitted.
  • 4. The castings submitted must be taken from current production. Castings that have already won an award in a national or international competition are excluded from the competition. Construction and assembly drawings will facilitate the jury‘s assessment. Photos or brochures of the application in which the casting will be installed are also requested.
  • 5. By signing the registration form, participants give their consent that the parts may be used for advertising purposes for die casting (film and image use in print and online media, as well as exhibition at VDD events, e.g. the Die Casting Day, the Aluminium Trade Fair) and become the property of the VDD.

The application form for the European Die Casting Competition 2022 is available for download.

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