National Course and Webinars

NADCA offers a variety of options to address all of your educational needs.  Some of NADCA’s most popular education option are Webinars. 

Webinars are live web broadcasts presented weekly.  Attending a webinar is an excellent way to obtain vital information without the hassle or cost of travel.  Topics for webinars include, but are not limited to Safety, Results of Surveys and Studies, Various Processes, Economic Industry Data, NADCA R&D Research Results and New Technologies. A webinar presentation will not only address important information on the topic but also provide adequate time for questions, answers and discussion.

Below you will find a schedule of  National Courses and Upcoming Webinars.  

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  • October 22 2019
    National Courses 10/22/2019 National Courses run from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Course registration fee includes breakfast, luch and course materials. If you have any dietary restrictions please contact Melisa Ryzner, CMP at
    NADCA Offices are located in the 100 wing on the North East side of the buidling.
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  • February 19 2020
    Becoming Familiar With Casting Alloys and Their Properties 02/19/2020 A broad based knowledge of the die cast process and the variables that influence it is essential to become a valuable asset to your company as a die cast machine operator. This 8-part course series is designed to touch on topics that will help you understand the goals of the process, tooling, quality and melt departments. With this knowledge right at the cell, you will be better able to troubleshoot the process and make decisions that are consistent with those departments, and ultimately help your company provide continuous improvement for your customer. Add to Calendar
  • February 20 2020
    Understanding Die Steel and What Makes Dies Last 02/20/2020 Die steel properties and acceptance criteria as well as the heat treatment cycle and QA provisions are to be described in this course. This is so operators understand what provides longevity to dies and what degrades dies in operation. Add to Calendar
  • February 25 2020
    Why Control of Shot Sleeve Distortion Is Important 02/25/2020 By now operators know the importance of the shot profile and what can happen to casting quality if deviation from the prescribed profile occurs. Distortion of sleeves causes sticking or seizing. This course will describe how sleeves can distort and what the operator can do to help minimize distortion. Add to Calendar
  • February 26 2020
    How To Control the Process To Correct Sinks, Leakers, and Cr 02/26/2020 Shrinkage porosity was described in the basic OTP series. This is intended as an extension of shrinkage and will describe other defects that can be caused by shrinkage and how they can be corrected. In addition, cracking can stem from ejection, quenching, trimming and mis-handling. These causes will also be described. Add to Calendar
  • February 27 2020
    Better Metal Handling At the Die Casting Machine To Minimize 02/27/2020 This course describes where inclusions and cold flakes come from, what their impact is and what can be done to minimize their presence. Holding furnace control and cleaning, proper ladling and handling of metal and shot delay time will also be addressed. Add to Calendar
  • March 3 2020
    An Introduction To the Causes of Porosity 03/03/2020 This webinar will cover the causes of porosity. In particular the sources of shrink porosity and gas porosity will be explained. It will conclude with traditional concepts for reducing porosity formation. Add to Calendar
  • March 5 2020
    Control Porosity With Processing Parameters 03/05/2020 Many die casting process variables affect the final porosity level in a casting. This webinar will discuss the effect of these different parameters on porosity. It will connect these processing parameters back to the underlying porosity formation mechanisms. Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2020
    Design for Reduced Porosity 03/10/2020 Part design is the number one factor affecting the final porosity in a casting. This is due to the physical sources of porosity. This webinar will explain casting and tooling design choices that can be used to control porosity. Add to Calendar
  • March 11 2020
    Predicting and Measuring Porosity 03/11/2020 Achieve reduced porosity through adequate measurement and prediction. This webinar 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. Add to Calendar
  • March 17 2020
    Introduction To Conventional & Renewable Energy 03/17/2020 This course is an overview of the conventional and renewable energy industries. We will cover sources and uses of energy, the rapid transition from predominately coal powered electric generation to natural gas generation, and the current status of electrical energy generation from solar and wind sources. We will look at the economics of solar and wind versus conventional sources - coal, gas, and nuclear. And we will look at the impact of renewables on America's electric utility grid, focusing particularly on energy storage batteries, and the mysterious Duck Curve. Add to Calendar
  • March 18 2020
    Die Casting Opportunities In Renewable Energy 03/18/2020 This course will present die casting opportunities TCG has uncovered in the renewable energy field. We will look briefly at hydropower, biomass, and geothermal sources - but will focus on solar, wind and energy storage batteries. TCG has concluded that renewable energy is currently deploying around 20,000,000 pounds of diecastings per year, with a reasonable shot at growing to 40 million pounds in the next 5 - 10 years. Add to Calendar
  • March 19 2020
    Marketing Die Castings For Renewable Energy 03/19/2020 This course provides a marketing system to prospect for renewable energy leads - and ideas on how to close the deal. Today, most renewable energy die castings are sourced off-shore, but there are substantial benefits to North American sourcing: we can bring them home. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive and detailed listing of renewable energy marketing resources, and how to use them. Add to Calendar
  • March 25 2020
    2020 Politics and Policy Update From Washington 03/25/2020 NADCA's lobbying team in Washington, D.C., The Franklin Partnership, will provide an update on their activities on behalf of NADCA, the outlook for Congress passing new workforce training and recruitment laws and the status of the trade and tariff disputes. They will also discuss the President's regulatory agenda for the coming months including a new industry apprenticeship rule and pending emissions standards. As the Democratic primary process narrows, The Franklin Partnership will provide insight into the race for the White House and how it may impact future NADCA priorities from taxes and tariffs to regulations and health care. Add to Calendar


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