Online Education System

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NADCA’s Education division is excited to announce the launch of its new Online Education System. Online education and training offers students the convenience of taking courses anywhere and the ability to complete courses at their own pace. In addition, companies and individuals can save money on travel expenses and reduce time away from the office. NADCA’s new Online Education System integrates NADCA webinars as well as previously offered online courses.

Each course contains a video presentation, PDF of the slides shown, additional resources and when applicable, the option to test your knowledge on the course viewed.

Interested in Seeing How the Education System Works?
NADCA has granted free access to the following courses to better acquaint yourself with the new system. 

 

Test Your Current Knowledge of Die Casting
NADCA’s Die Casting Challenge has also been integrated into our new Online Education system. The Die Casting Challenge will assess your knowledge of various aspects of die casting and help you in determining your strengths and weaknesses. To take the Die Casting Challenge click here.

Training Blocks

Currently training block are only being offered to NADCA Corporate Members. NADCA currently has three training blocks that we are offering.  Operator Training, Engineering and Management.  These blocks consist of the following courses. 

Individual Courses
Individual courses are available for purchase through the Marketplace. Simply search by topic or title in the search bar or scroll through the different sections by viewing the block titles under category within the Marketplace.

Operator Training - Approximately 33 hours of training

 

  • Basic Operator Training: Introduction to Die Casting & Safety on the Shop Floor
  • Introduction Course
  • Safety Course 
  • Operator Training: Understanding Metal Melting/Handling for Operators
  • Basic Operator Training: Understanding Metal Melting/Handling for Operators
  • Basic Operator Training: Die Casting Machine Components & the Die Casting Cycle
  • Basic Operator Training: How it Works - The Shot End
  • Basic Operator Training: Why Shot Monitors are Important
  • Basic Operator Training: Die Components & Their Functions
  • Basic Operator Training: Everybody Is Involved in Die Setup
  • Basic Operator Training: Proper Care and Treatment of Dies During Production
  • Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Flow Defects
  • Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Porosity
  • Basic Operator Training: Eliminating Solder and Flash Defects
  • Advanced Operator Training: The Operator's Role in Operating the Die Casting Machine
  • Advanced Operator Training: Process Control for Operators: Control Methods and Process Capability
  • Advanced Operator Training: Process Control for Operators: Why Measurements and Control Charts are Important
  • Advanced Operator Training: Becoming Familiar with Casting Alloys and Their Properties
  • Advanced Operator Training: Understanding Die Steel and What Makes Dies Last 
  • Advanced Operator Training: Why Control of Shot Sleeve Distortion is Important
  • Advanced Operator Training: How to Control the Process to Correct Sinks, Leakers, and Cracking Problems
  • Advanced Operator Training: Better Metal Handling at the Die Casting Machine to Minimize Inclusions and Cold Flakes
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Introduction to Die Casting & Safety on the Shop Floor
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Understanding Metal Melting/Handling for Operators
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Die Casting Machine Components & the Die Casting Cycle
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: How it Works - The Shot End
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Why Shot Monitors are Important
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Die Components & Their Functions
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Everybody Is Involved in Die Setup
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Proper Care and Treatment of Dies During Production
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Flow Defects
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Porosity
  • Spanish-Basic Operator Training: Eliminating Solder and Flash Defects
  • Zinc Die Casting, Advantages, Properties and Alloys
  • Zinc Die Casting, Processes and Tooling
  • Introduction to Magnesium Die Casting

Engineering - Approximately 79 hours of training

  • Shot Profiles Engineered for Success Series: The Influence on Casting Quality
  • Shot Profiles Engineered for Success Series: The Slow Shot
  • Shot Profiles Engineered for Success Series: The Fast Shot
  • Thermally Controlling the Die for High Quality Parts Series: Die Spray
  • Thermally Controlling the Die for High Quality Parts Series: Thermal Lines
  • Product Design for Die Castings Series: Design for Die Casting: What Features Can and Should Be Die Cast?
  • Product Design for Die Castings Series: Die Casting Process: What is the Die Casting Process?
  • Product Design for Die Castings Series: Die Castings Defects: Where Do They Come From?
  • How to Size a Machine to Your Part Series: Selecting the Shot End  
  • How to Size a Machine to Your Part Series: Designing the Die for the Machine
  • Optimizing Die Casting with PQ2
  • Master Die Casting Process Modeling Series: Die Casting Modeling Capabilities
  • Master Die Casting Process Modeling Series: FEA and FVA - The Different Modeling Approaches
  • Master Die Casting Process Modeling Series: State of the Art Die Casting Modeling Practices
  • Shot Sleeve Washout in Die Casting
  • Shot Tips for Cold Chamber Die Casting
  • Elimination of Shot Sleeve Distortion
  • Die Lubricants: Selection, Use and Evaluation - A Literature Survey Course
  • Process Control Series: Control Theory and Process Capability
  • Process Control Series: Shot Parameters
  • Process Control Series: Other Die Casting Parameters
  • Die Casting Process Monitoring and Control Series: Shot parameters
  • Die Casting Process Monitoring and Control Series: Other casting parameters
  • Gating Design
  • PQ2
  • Die Casting Coatings for Longer Lasting Components Series: Coatings for Aluminum
  • Die Casting Coatings for Longer Lasting Components Series: Coatings for Zinc
  • Finishing Operations for Die Castings Series: Trimming & Vibratory Processes
  • Finishing Operations for Die Castings Series: Shot Blasting
  • Finishing Operations for Die Castings Series: Other Finishing Techniques
  • Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Die Casting Series: Die Casting Alloys
  • Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Die Casting Series: Performance of Die Casting AL Alloys
  • Engineered Aluminum Alloys for Die Casting Series: Enabling Tools for Alloy Development - Case Studies
  • Understanding Mechanical Property Variations in Die Castings
  • Bi-Metallic Tooling
  • Structural Die Casting
  • H.T. Die Castings
  • Extreme Thin Wall Casting
  • Cooling Line Placement in New Die Steels
  • Short Run Tooling for Die Castings
  • The New HF (High Fluidity) Zinc Alloy: Extending Zinc’s Alloying Capabilities and Improving Energy Efficiency
  • Surface Treatment and Coating Technology Used in Die Casting
  • Australian Die Casting Technology Series: A Unified Approach to Quality Analysis of High Pressure Die Castings
  • Australian Die Casting Technology Series: Advances in the Heat Treatment of High Pressure Die Castings
  • Australian Die Casting Technology Series: Creep Resistant Magnesium Alloys
  • Australian Die Casting Technology Series: Vacuum Die Casting
  • Salts Cores and Their Use in High Pressure Die Casting
  • Current Situation and Outlook for European Die Casters Series: Current Situation for European Die Casters
  • Current Situation and Outlook for European Die Casters Series: New Trends in Die Casting Technology
  • Current Situation and Outlook for European Die Casters Series: The Structural Process - An Interesting Growing Market
  • Die Casting Defects
  • The Impact of Externally Solidified Product (ESP)
  • Inclusion Control: Causes of Inclusions
  • Inclusion Control: Dross Procedures and Removal
  • Porosity Series: Introduction to the Causes of Porosity
  • Porosity Series: Control Porosity with Processing Parameters
  • Porosity Series: Design for Reduced Porosity
  • Porosity Series: Predicting and Measuring Porosity
  • Reduce Die Soldering in Die Casting
  • Eliminating Flash Defects in Die Castings
  • Achieving Exceptional As-Cast Surface Finish
  • Porosity Management Series: Understanding Porosity
  • Porosity Management Series: Casting Design
  • Porosity Management Series: Die Design
  • Porosity Management Series: Process Control
  • Die Cast Problem Solving Series: Basic Statistics and Problem Solving Methods
  • Die Cast Problem Solving Series: Experimental Design Basics and Examples
  • How To Make Die Casting Tooling Last Longer Series: The Quality of Steel
  • How To Make Die Casting Tooling Last Longer Series: Influence of Process Parameters and Maintenance on Die Life
  • How To Make Die Casting Tooling Last Longer Series: Applying New Technologies to Die Repair
  • Die Care and Maintenance Series: Why Dies Fail and How to Prevent Failures?
  • Die Care and Maintenance Series: The Effect of Softening, Residual Stresses and Stress Concentration Factors on Die Life
  • Die Care and Maintenance Series: Repair of Dies
  • Safe Reliable Die Clamping
  • Cleaning Techniques Used for Die Casting Dies
  • Advanced Casting Die Design Series: Design Considerations for 3 Plate Casting Die
  • Advanced Casting Die Design Series: The Vent
  • Advanced Casting Die Design Series: Slide Design Considerations
  • Die Preparation Before Heat Treat

Management - Approximately 30 hours of training
  • OSHA: When OSHA Knocks
  • OSHA: Post-Citation Strategies
  • OSHA: Guidelines for Preparing an Incident Investigation Report
  • OSHA: Common Citations and How to Avoid Them
  • OSHA: Controlling Noise in a Die Cast Shop
  • OSHA: Machine Guarding
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Introduction to Arc Flash
  • DOT Requirements for Dross Shipment
  • Combustible Dust
  • R&D Tax Credit Extension
  • Energy
  • State of the Industry
  • I-9 Form: Completion, Verification and Requirement to Avoid Penalties
  • Conflict Minerals 
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • OSHA-Hazard Communication Training to Meet New Regulations
  • Improving the Visual Inspection Process
  • Fundamental Steps for Prevention of a Fire Incident course
  • Greenhouse Gas

Newly Added!
  • Refractories for Aluminum Furnaces: How Do You Decide What Refractory to Use?
  • Refractories for Aluminum Furnaces: Dealing with High Refractory Maintenance Issues in Your Furnaces
  • Deployment of Ford's Worldwide Casting Manufacturing Standard
  • SMED Series: SMED Motivation and Concept
  • SMED Series: SMED the Systematic Approach 
  • SMED Series: SMED Analyzing and Improving
  • Metallurgy of Aluminum Die Cast Alloys: Alloy Effects, Phase Diagrams, Microstructure
  • Metallurgy of Aluminum Die Cast Alloys: Impurities and Melt Treatment
  • Metallurgy of Aluminum Die Cast Alloys: Analytical Techniques to Assess Melt and Cast Quality, Alternative Processes


Coming in 2014
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Dimensional Control Theory
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Dimensional Control Example
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Gating and Process Planning Theory
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Gating and Process Planning Example
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Thermal Design Theory
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Thermal Design Theory 2
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Thermal Design Example
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Thermal Design Example 2
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Thermal Control
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Basic Die Casting Die - Holders and Locking
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Basic Die Casting Die - Inserts and Fit
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Moving Cores
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Ejection
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Processing Aides
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Die Spray
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Shot End Monitoring 1
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Shot End Monitoring 2 / Shot End Control
  • Die Design and Process Control Series: Shop Floor Data Management / Data Driven Decision
  • Semi Solid
  • Flash Free
  • Structural Die Casting Parts 1 - 5

What is the cost per block of training? 
Operator Training - $1000
Engineering - $2000
Management - $500

What is the cost per individual course?
Each course is $49.

Additional Options to Add on Testing: If you would like an employee or employees to have access to take the tests for courses within the block that you purchase the cost is $50 per person.

If you would like an employee or employees to take the Level 1 or Level 2 Certification Tests that cost is an addition $150 per person and each employee must be an individual member of NADCA.

Updating Content: NADCA will be updating recorded and presentation material within a week of presentation to make sure you are getting the most current information on the industry.

By purchasing a block in the NADCA Online Education System you will be granted one year of access to the materials. As more courses become available your block will continue to expand. You will be provided a login and password to access this material.

Interested in Seeing How the Education System Works?
NADCA has granted free access to the following courses to better acquaint yourself with the new system.