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.

Instructors
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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  • March 31 2020
    Gating and PQ2 - Introduction and Basic Principles 03/31/2020 The first session will review the objectives of this webinar series and present several key concepts including: relationship between part quality requirements and process requirements; gating's influence on quality; implications for total gate area versus multiple gates; fundamental relationships between cavity volume, gate speed, and cavity volumetric fill rate; gate speed and metal pressure relationships using Bernoulli's principle. Add to Calendar
  • April 1 2020
    Gating and PQ2 - PQ2 , the Operating Window, Machine Constra 04/01/2020 The session will introduce the PQ2diagram with an emphasis on using quality requirements to size gates and then to evaluate the limitations, if any, that the machine places on the operating window. Procedures to use aspects of PQ2 to select the gate area to maximize the operating window are illustrated followed by consideration of plunger selection (or evaluation) and the effect on the operating window is shown. Add to Calendar
  • April 2 2020
    Gating and PQ2 - Calculations 04/02/2020 In this session uses the ideas introduced in the first two sessions to calculate total gate area requirements by first introducing and demonstrating how to calculate the optimum gate area by computing the maximum fill time. This leads directly to calculation of the gate area that maximizes the operating window. The standard atomization calculation to check gate dimensions is illustrated. The use of the NADCA web app to complete these calculations is also briefly illustrated. Add to Calendar
  • April 7 2020
    Gating and PQ2 - Designing Runners, Overflows and Vents. Des 04/07/2020 This session addresses construction of the detailed geometry of runners and gates. Cavity layout is briefly discussed followed by main runner geometry construction, with consideration both of heat loss and fluid flow. Procedures to construct tangential and fan gates are introduced along with guidelines for constructing overflows and vents. Use of the NADCA web app to complete these calculations is illustrated. The session concludes with a very brief introduction to the importance of simulation for design evaluation and verification. Add to Calendar
  • April 8 2020
    Gating and PQ2 - Practical Example for Aluminum Die Casting 04/08/2020 Walkthrough the PQ2 and Gating process with a sample die casting geometry made of aluminum A380 alloy. A look at how to create the PQ2 graph and basic design of the gating and runner system. The NADCA PQ2 and Gating apps will be used to confirm the calculations. Add to Calendar
  • April 9 2020
    Gating and PQ2 - Practical Example for Zinc Die Casting 04/09/2020 Walkthrough the PQ2 and Gating process with a sample die casting geometry made of Zamak 3 alloy. A look at how to create the PQ2 graph and basic design of the gating and runner system. The NADCA PQ2 and Gating apps will be used to confirm the calculations Add to Calendar

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