The Diecasting Society was formed in 1967 to represent the interests of diecasting companies and suppliers to the industry through the promotion of technology, while providing forums for discussion and debate.
It works with further education establishments to better knowledge and push boundaries. It also markets the diecasting process and provides members with a medium through which to promote a healthy business environment. Coupled to this is a healthy yet balanced social scene, where industrialists share a unique experience of being amongst friends where others might not see beyond the competition.
The Diecasting Society has close links with the Aluminium Federation, the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, the Cast Metals Federation and the Aluminium Times, as well as working in close partnership with other industry organisations to provide technical and social events for members.
Membership is open to both individual and companies alike. All we ask is that you or your company has an interest in the manufacture of diecast metal products. That interest might be as a foundry or a supplier to a foundry. Membership is not restricted to the UK. We do have some overseas members, but we feel we are best placed to support a UK-based membership.
Each member receives the Diecasting Society newsletter, bound within the leading industry magazine Cast Metal & Diecasting Times. This saves over £60 a year in subscription costs alone, more than twice the cost of a year's individual membership.
The Diecasting Society runs a number of technical meetings each year and some of the papers presented are available from this site. These included case studies on the design & manufacturing of die casting machines, the influence of heat treatment, and the history of die casting. There are also papers on recent advances in modern die casting, such as simulation software and innovations in tool design.
To view these papers, and many more, go to the technical papers section of the website.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Diecasting Society Apprentice of the Year Award. This new award is open to any person participating in a formal Diecasting Apprenticeship Scheme.