According to NADCA’s press release, “Weighing under 31 grams, the reel (frame) was lighter than aluminum and offered exceptional part density and surface quality that could not be matched by plastic. Other advantages noted by the judges included the ability to create complex geometry with varying wall thickness, while maintaining tight tolerances of bores and surfaces for mating components.”
“The entries in the 2005 competition prove that North American die casters are continuing to push the frontiers for parts that improve finished products, reduce assembly time, and contribute to the overall success of manufacturers,” adds Daniel Twarog, NADCA President. “A great deal of this success is the result of die casters and manufacturers working as partners to develop effective solutions.”
This is the second year in a row Phillips Plastics won an award from NADCA. In 2004, the Company won for the ITT Spearhead tactical military radio in the “under 0.5 pounds” category, and the Niebel Engine aftermarket valve cover in the “over 0.5 pounds” category.