Education & Training

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

Course Descriptions
A list of courses taught at NADCA and in-plant classes. Click on each course to view the description containing 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 29 2018
    NADCA National Classes 10/29/2018 Add to Calendar
  • January 22 2019
    Introduction To the Causes of Porosity 01/22/2019 To successfully manage and reduce porosity, one must first understand what causes porosity. This course will cover the physical causes of porosity. In particular, the sources shrink porosity formation and gas porosity will be explained. The course will conclude with traditional concepts for reducing porosity formation. he following topics are addressed in this course: - What causes shrinkage porosity? - What causes gas porosity? - Ways to stop porosity Add to Calendar
  • January 23 2019
    Control Porosity With Processing Parameters 01/23/2019 Many die casting process variables affect the final porosity level in a casting. This course will discuss the effect of these different parameters on porosity. It will connect these processing parameters back to the underlying porosity formation mechanisms covered in the first porosity course. Start solving porosity by optimizing your process parameters for reduced porosity. The following topics are addressed in this course: - Effect of parameters on porosity - Shot end - Die temperature - Metal temperature - Spray time / pattern - Intensifier - Melt cleanliness Add to Calendar
  • January 24 2019
    Design for Reduced Porosity 01/24/2019 Part design is the number one factor affecting the final porosity in a casting. This is due to the physical sources of porosity. This course will explain casting and tooling design choices that can be used to control porosity. Avoid porosity before the first casting is sampled by designing the casting for low levels of porosity. The following topics are addresses in this course: - Hot spots attract porosity - Abrupt wall thickness changes - Thick/ thin sections - Gate heights / locations - Design for ejection - Thermal design/control Add to Calendar
  • January 29 2019
    Predicting and Measuring Porosity 01/29/2019 Achieve reduced porosity through adequate measurement and prediction. This course will discuss different ways to predict porosity. In addition it will explain some basics of digital porosity measurement. Any successful porosity reduction program must include porosity prediction and measurement. The following topics are addressed in this : -Porosity Prediction 1. Why you cannot ignore shrink porosity 2. Porosity Simulations 3. Estimate Porosity with your current Simulations 4. Melt Cleanliness 5. Part Design - Basic of measuring 1. NADCA Product specification standard 2. Basics of Digital Measurement 3. CT scanning Add to Calendar