Events of the GDA

International Aluminium Die casting Competition

Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) organised the international competition for aluminium die-castings in partnership with the German Foundrymen's Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie e.V., BDG). The Austrian Economic Chambers (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, WKO) and the Swiss aluminium association ( also supported the competition.

About the Competition

For many years, the Aluminium Die-casting Award has proven to be a successful platform for demonstrating the high quality standards of aluminium die-castings. The aim of the competition is to boost interest in aluminium, a versatile material, still further and to demonstrate further fields of application. Criteria for evaluating the castings, submitted to the Aluminum Die Casting Competition 2016, were the die-cast conform and resource efficient construction. Prizes were awarded by a jury of experts from research and practice to three castings from renowned manufacturers with a further three castings receiving special commendations. Captive or jobbing foundries can enter as many castings as they wish.

Conditions of entry

Prize winners in 2016

A panel of experts from research and industry chose the winning castings. There were three prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize) and special commendations for three others. The winners were announced and presented with a certificate during the opening ceremony of the EUROGUSS 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg (12-14 January 2016).

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Jörg H. Schäfer

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Head of Metal Powder

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