Education & Training

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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.

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  • July 24 2018
    Introduction To Process Control 07/24/2018 The first part of this series will provide a brief introduction to process control techniques. The need for the application of statistical techniques to controlling variation in the die casting process will be emphasized. Add to Calendar
  • July 24 2018
    Computer Modeling Workshop in Michigan 07/24/2018 The NADCA Computer Modeling Workshop in Grand Rapids, MI will take a look at modeling and simulating themal management for die casting. Professor Al Miller, who has decades of experience working with modeling and simulation in die casting, will moderate the workshop. Presentations and discussions will provide attendees with ways to optimize their simulations. Attendees are free to bring questions on problems they have faced in modeling die castings. Add to Calendar
  • July 25 2018
    Generation of X-Bar & R Charts 07/25/2018 One method for applying statistical control techniques to manufacturing processes is through the use of X-bar and R charts. Although these can be automatically generated by a number of software packages, it is worthwhile for engineers to understand how the charts are generated. Therefore, in this webinar, X-bar and R charts will be created for the monitoring and control of die temperature, and examples of X-bar and R charts demonstrated for shot parameters. Add to Calendar
  • July 26 2018
    Application To Shot Variables - 1 07/26/2018 Process control techniques will be discussed for shot end parameters, especially for cold chamber die casting machines. Topics described will include delay after pouring, slow shot, slow-to-fast-shot transition, and the fast shot velocity. Add to Calendar
  • July 31 2018
    Application To Shot Variables - 2 07/31/2018 This second couse on process control of shot variables will include a discussion of the pressurization phase. In addition, injection parameters for hot chamber machines will reviewed, including slow shot and fast shot. Add to Calendar
  • August 1 2018
    Application To Other Die Casting Parameters 08/01/2018 This final course in the series will include a discussion of process control related to other die casting parameters, including furnace temperature, clamping force, die temperatures, release materials and die wear. Add to Calendar
  • August 8 2018
    Hydraulic Seminar in Michigan 08/08/2018 Add to Calendar