Education & Training

Music by William Stonewall Monroe

Schedule at-a-glance
A list of courses offered by NADCA in chronological order.

Course Descriptions
Brief, detailed descriptions of courses taught at NADCA and in-plant classes. Each description also contains information regarding textbooks, materials used and other.

Certification Program
A complete text featuring what steps are necessary to attain Certification from NADCA. Course electives and requirements are listed.

Biographies and photographs of individuals who instruct NADCA's courses and in-plant conferences. An excellent introduction to the caliber of people NADCA utilizes for its education programs.

Local Courses
There are NADCA education and training chapters located throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Chapters are an extension of NADCA's education and training, and most offer selected NADCA national courses and programs locally . . . thus, expanding the technology transfer opportunities for every die caster. Chapters also offer a range of other technological and operational education programs specifically selected and tailored to the needs of die casters and suppliers in their chapter areas.

In-Plant Programs
All NADCA programs, courses and installations can be brought to the worksite for presentation. The cost in savings and scheduling advantages can be substantial!

In-House Programs
NADCA is now offering the "In-House Training Program for Operators and Technicians!" The In-House approach responds to the need of die casters to have control of the schedule, content and cost of training. It is a multi-module program that is highly cost-effective.

Change View
  • October 17 2017
    Understanding Differential Thermal Expansions & Die Alignmen 10/17/2017 The subjects covered are: - Magnitude of size and shape change for given in temperature changes at reasonable worst case situations - Effect of size changes on the clearances to mating die members -Maximum gaps to not flash - Effect of temperature differences between the cover and ejector die on the die alignment system (e.g. leader pins) - How guide block cover-to-ejector alignment systems Reduce the problem Add to Calendar
  • October 18 2017
    Parting Surface Geometry & Fitting Cavity Blocks 10/18/2017 The subjects covered are: - Shaping parting surfaces as undulating radial rulings - Centroids and how to establish them - Including the parting lines and parting surfaces as attributes of the cavity surface in the CAD file - Maximum sizing of cavity blocks and centering cavity blocks in their pockets Add to Calendar
  • October 19 2017
    Fitting & Locking Slides 10/19/2017 The subjects covered are: - Fitting slides to cover and ejector dies - Fitting slides to be loose when the die opens - Sizing slides to not flash - Locking slides with spring wedge locks - Shaping parting surfaces of slides Add to Calendar
  • November 1 2017
    Die Casting Release Agents and Lubricants 11/01/2017 This webinar begins with an introduction to the fundamental reasons for the use of release agents and lubricants in die casting; both for die cavities, and for cold chamber machine shot sleeves. Next, the important characteristics of, and typical application methods for, spray-on die lubricants are presented. In addition, an overview of the dry lubricant concept for high pressure die casting, as well as die coatings for gravity, low pressure, and squeeze casting is included. The webinar concludes with an overview of plunger tip lubes and corresponding application methods for cold chamber die casting. Add to Calendar