Check Out NADCA’s National Course Schedule

It's time to hit the books once again. A new round of National Courses starts this November. The following  courses will be held at our Headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL.

Gating Design 
February 8-9, 2023 
A two-day program devoted to understanding and implementing a proven process for designing and calculating effective gating based on the specific feature of the die, the casting and the power performance of the machine. Workshop Summary: Gating is central to die casting technology. There is perhaps no skill more important to a die designer, a process engineer or anyone involved in the process, than the ability to design an effective gate for a die casting die. This course provides an understanding of the theory behind gating design but focuses on a practical step-by-step process to design effective gating. Five basic rules for gating are emphasized. A step-by-step procedure includes casting, gating and machine performance considerations. Basic topics of the course include gate location, gate velocity, gate area, runner design, chisel gates, fan gates, tangential gates and machine compatibility. Careful attention is paid to the methodologies and details of calculations including the use of calculators, spreadsheet templates and the gating slide rule.
This is a two day course.
Pricing: Corporate Member $600, Individual Member $690 and Non-member $810

Die Casting Defects
March 1, 2023 
Defective die castings are quality deviations that must be corrected to meet the quality requirements of the customer. Defects are serious issues that are usually traceable to process settings and/or metallurgical problems. The good news is that most of them are correctable through operations control and process control. The purpose of this course is to provide useful information, skill and techniques to those individuals charged with the responsibility for process settings and production of quality castings.
The course is organized under four categories: 1. Process factors that control many defects, especially those concerning surface finish, cold flow and non-fills; 2. Metallurgy issues associated with defects. While all metals are covered, there is a special emphasis on aluminum; 3. Identifying defects and diagnosing root causes and corrective actions; and 4. Troubleshooting guide studied by type of defect in order to swiftly take the appropriate action.
This is a one day course.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Don’t miss out on your chance to gain valuable knowledge about die casting parts and processes! To register for a course or courses this semester click here. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melisa Ryzner, CMP, CMM at 847.808.3161 or via email at