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.

 

 

In addition, NADCA has recently created some new features and purchasing options for the Online Education System. 

  • Job Function Kits - Based on your job function or the job function of your employees we have developed a number of “kits” based on courses that are relevant for each position. The pricing for each kit varies based on the number of courses it contains.
  • Administrative Testing Options - A feature that allows the administrator to track an employee(s) progress on course completion by monitoring grade on completed tests. Grade recording and tracking can be added to each course purchased for an additional $50 per student.  

 

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 36 hours of training

  • Advanced Operator Training: Becoming Familiar with Casting Alloys and Their Properties
  • Advanced Operator Training: Better Metal Handling at the Die Casting Machine to Minimize
  • Advanced Operator Training: How to Control the Process to Correct Sinks, Leakers, and Cracks
  • Advanced Operator Training: Process Control for Operators: Control Methods and Process Control
  • Advanced Operator Training: Process Control for Operators: Why Measurements and Control
  • Advanced Operator Training: The Operator's Role in Operating the DC Machine
  • Advanced Operator Training: Understanding Die Steel and What Makes Dies Last
  • Advanced Operator Training: Why Control of Shot Sleeve Distortion is Important
  • Basic Operator Training:  Spanish (Series Part 1 of 6)
  • Basic Operator Training:  Spanish (Series Part 2 of 6)
  • Basic Operator Training:  Spanish (Series Part 3 of 6)
  • Basic Operator Training:  Spanish (Series Part 4 of 6)
  • Basic Operator Training:  Spanish (Series Part 5 of 6)
  • Basic Operator Training:  Spanish (Series Part 6 of 6)
  • Basic Operator Training: Die Casting Machine Components & the Die (Series Part 3 of 11)
  • Basic Operator Training: Die Components and Their Functions
  • Basic Operator Training: Eliminating Solder and Flash Defects
  • Basic Operator Training: Everybody Is Involved in Die Setup
  • Basic Operator Training: How it Works - The Shot End (Series Part 4 of 11)
  • Basic Operator Training: Introduction to Die Casting & Safety  on the Shop Floor (Series Part 1 of 11)
  • Basic Operator Training: Proper Care and Treatment of Dies During
  • Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Flow Defects
  • Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Porosity
  • Basic Operator Training: Understanding Metal Melting/Handling (Series Part 2 of 11)
  • Basic Operator Training: Why Shot Monitors are Important
  • Die Casting Safety Part 1 - Spanish
  • Die Casting Safety Part 2 - Spanish
  • Die Casting Safety Part 3 - Spanish
  • Introduction to Die Casting: Die Casting Machines & Dies
  • Introduction to Die Casting: Die Casting Alloys & Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Die Casting: Die Casting Defects & Safety
  • Magnesium Die Casting: Introduction to Magnesium Die Casting
  • Metal Melting & Handling
  • Metal Melting & Handling Part 1 - Spanish
  • Metal Melting & Handling Part 2 - Spanish
  • Safety in the Die Casting Workplace
  • Zinc Die Casting: Advantages, Properties and Alloys (Series Part 1 of 2)
  • Zinc Die Casting: Processes and Tooling (Series Part 2 of 2)

 



Engineering - Approximately 95 hours of training
  • Die Casting Defects Series
  • Hydraulics - What the Heck is “Hydraulics?”
  • Hydraulics - Key Concepts: Why do “Hydraulics” do what they do?
  • Hydraulics - Fluid is PUSHED from the Reservoir into the Pump. Really.
  • Hydraulics - Making Hydraulic Fluid Do the Right Thing
  • Hydraulics - Contamination Control
  • Hydraulics - Odds and Ends
  • Electrical - Basic Electrical Theory and Meter Use.
  • Electrical - Control Components and Their Function
  • Electrical - Understanding Control Circuits
  • Electrical - Programmable Logic Controllers Function and Wiring
  • Electrical - Maintenance Procedures for Electrical Systems
  • Electrical - Troubleshooting Electrical Systems
  • Die Lubricants: Selection, Use and Evaluation 
  • A Unified Approach to Quality Analysis of High Pressure Die
  • Achieving Exceptional As-Cast Surface Finish
  • Advances in the Heat Treatment of High Pressure Die Castings
  • Alloy Effects, Phase Diagrams, Microstructure  (Series Part 1 of 3)
  • Aluminum Alloys: Alloys (Series Part 1 of 3)
  • Aluminum Alloys: Enabling Tools for Alloy Development - case studies (Series Part 3 of 3)
  • Aluminum Alloys: Performance of Alloys (Series Part 2 of 3)
  • Analytical Techniques to Assess Melt and Cast Quality, Alternative Processes  (Series Part 3 of 3)
  • Applying New Technologies to Die Repair
  • Bi-Metallic Tooling
  • Cleaning Techniques Used for Die Casting Dies
  • Coatings for Aluminum
  • Coatings for Zinc
  • Control Theory and Process Capability
  • Cooling Line Placement in New Die Steels
  • Creep Resistant Magnesium Alloys
  • Deployment of Ford's Worldwide Casting Manufacturing Standard
  • Design Considerations for 3 Plate Casting Die
  • Design for Die Casting: Die Castings Defects-Where do they come from? (Series Part 3 of 3)
  • Design for Die Casting: What features can and should be die (Series Part 1 of 3)
  • Design for Die Casting: What is the die casting process? (Series Part 2 of 3)
  • Designing the Die for the Machine
  • Die Casting Defects
  • Die Casting Defects Part 1 - Spanish
  • Die Casting Defects Part 2 - Spanish
  • Die Casting Defects Part 3 - Spanish
  • Die Lubricants: Selection, Use and Evaluation ? A Literature Review
  • Die Preparation Before Heat Treat
  • Die Spray
  • Eliminating Flash Defects in Die Castings
  • Elimination of Shot Sleeve Distortion
  • Extreme Thin Wall Casting
  • Gating Design
  • Heat Flow Outside the Die Casting Machine
  • Heat Treating Conventional Die Castings
  • High Integrity Die Casting: Alloys for High Integrity Die Casting
  • High Integrity Die Casting: Heat Treatment and Subsequent Process Steps
  • High Integrity Die Casting: High Integrity High Vacuum Die Casting
  • High Integrity Die Casting: Melting, Melt Treatment, and Transfer for High Integrity Die Casting
  • High Integrity Die Casting: The Market, Applications and Commercial Aspects of High Integrity Die Casting
  • Improving the Visual Inspection Process
  • Impurities and Melt Treatment (Series Part 2 of 3)
  • Inclusions: Causes of Inclusions (Series Part 1 of 2)
  • Inclusions: Dross Procedures and Removal (Series Part 2 of 2)
  • Influence of Process Parameters and Maintenance on Die Life
  • Metal Melting & Handling Part 1 - Spanish
  • Metal Melting & Handling Part 2 - Spanish
  • Modeling: Die Casting Modeling Capabilities (Series Part 1 of 3)
  • Modeling: FEA and FVA - The Different Modeling Approaches (Series Part 2 of 3)
  • Modeling: State of the Art Die Casting Modeling Practices (Series Part 3 of 3)
  • New HF (High Fluidity) Zinc Alloy
  • Optimizing Die Casting with PQ2
  • Other Die Casting Parameters
  • Other Finishing Techniques
  • Porosity Basics: Control Porosity with Processing Parameters (Series Part 2 of 4)
  • Porosity Basics: Design for Reduced Porosity (Series Part 3 of 4)
  • Porosity Basics: Introduction to the Causes of Porosity (Series Part 1 of 4)
  • Porosity Basics: Predicting and Measuring Porosity (Series Part 4 of 4)
  • Porosity Management: Casting Design (Series Part 2 of 4)
  • Porosity Management: Die Design (Series Part 3 of 4)
  • Porosity Management: Process Control (Series Part 4 of 4)
  • Porosity Management: Understanding Porosity (Series Part 1 of 4)
  • PQ2
  • Problem Solving: Basic Statistics and Problem Solving Methods (Series Part 1 of 2)
  • Problem Solving: Experimental Design Basics and Examples (Series Part 2 of 2)
  • Rapid Die Change: SMED Analyzing and Improving (Series Part 3 of 3)
  • Rapid Die Change: SMED Motivation and Concept (Series Part 1 of 3)
  • Rapid Die Change: SMED the Systematic Approach (Series Part 2 of 3)
  • Reduce Die Soldering in Die Casting
  • Refractories: Dealing with High Refractory Maintenance Issues in your Furnaces (Series Part 2 of 2)
  • Refractories: How Do you Decide what Refractory to Use? (Series Part 1 of 2)
  • Repair of Dies
  • Safe Reliable Die Clamping
  • Salts Cores and Their Use in High Pressure Die Casting
  • Selecting the Shot End
  • Short Run Tooling for Die Castings
  • Shot Blasting
  • Shot Parameters
  • Shot Sleeve Washout in Die Casting
  • Shot Tips for Cold Chamber Die Casting
  • Slide Design Considerations
  • Structural Die Casting
  • Surface Treatment and Coating Technology Used in Die Casting
  • The Effect of Softening, Residual Stresses and Stress Concentration
  • The Fast Shot
  • The Impact of Externally Solidified Product (ESP)
  • The Influence on Casting Quality
  • The Quality of Steel
  • The Slow Shot
  • The Vent
  • Thermal Lines
  • Trimming & Vibratory Processes
  • Understanding Mechanical Property Variations in Die Castings
  • Vacuum Die Casting
  • Why Dies Fail and How to Prevent Failures?


Management - Over 30 hours of training
  • Lean Systems Thinking for Manufacturing Operations: Visual Management, Workplace Organization, Error Proofing and Quick Changeover
  • Lean Systems Thinking for Manufacturing Operations: Lean Implementation Team Development and Organization, Lean Enterprise Launch Considerations
  • Lean Systems Thinking for Manufacturing Operations: Institutional & Enterprise Implementation Strategies, Tactics and Execution Standards
  • Lean Systems Thinking for Manufacturing Operations: An Overview of Lean Manufacturing Core Principles and Lean Systems 
  • Lean Systems Thinking for Manufacturing Operations: Waste Identification & Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance, Standard Work and Internal and External Operational Relationships 
  • Lean Systems Thinking for Manufacturing Operations: Lean Elements, Concepts, Applications, Processes and Organizational Change Strategies
  • Model Warranty, Recall and Indemnification Terms 
  • Combustible Dust
  • Conflict Minerals and the Die Casting Industry Supply Chain
  • Current Situation for European Die Casters
  • Developing a Business Continuity Program
  • Die Casting Safety Part 1 - Spanish
  • Die Casting Safety Part 2 - Spanish
  • Die Casting Safety Part 3 - Spanish
  • DOT Requirements for Dross Shipment
  • Fundamental Steps for Prevention of a Fire Incident course
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • I-9 Form Completion, Verification and Requirement to Avoid
  • Introduction to Arc Flash
  • NADCA 2014 Benchmarking Survey: Business and Finance
  • NADCA 2014 Benchmarking Survey: Engineering
  • NADCA 2014 Benchmarking Survey: Operations
  • New Trends in Die Casting Technology in Europe
  • OSHA: Common Citations and How to Avoid Them
  • OSHA: Controlling Noise in a Die Cast Shop
  • OSHA: Guidelines for Preparing an Incident Investigation Reporting
  • OSHA: Hazard Communication Training to Meet New Regulations
  • OSHA: Machine Guarding
  • OSHA: Post-Citation Strategies
  • OSHA: When OSHA Knocks
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • R&D Tax Credit Extension
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • The Structural Process - An Interesting Growing Market

    Coming in 2015
    • Hydraulics - That’s a Wrap!
    • Safety in the Die Casting Workplace 4 Parts
    • Die Cooling Management Systems
    • Machine Systems 4 Parts
    • Gating Series
    • Thermal Diffusion Coatings
    • Melt Loss Calculation Study
    • Cooling Core Technologies
    • Shot Tip with Vacuum Technologies
    • Metal Melting and Handling
    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.