Education & Training

Music by William Stonewall Monroe

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.

Change View
  • July 5 2018
    Hydraulic Seminar in Illinois 07/05/2018 Add to Calendar
  • July 11 2018
    Porosity Management: Understanding Porosity 07/11/2018 This course develops a qualitative understanding of porosity in terms of the Neutral Thermal Axis (NTA) and how casting shapes and heat flows influence the NTA setting the stage for the next three parts of the series. The NTA is an imaginary surface through the interior of the casting that is the last place to solidify and hence is also the location of the porosity whether gas porosity or shrinkage porosity. Before one can influence porosity, he/she must understand what causes it to be where it is and understand it in terms of those things that the casting designer, die designer and process control technician has control of. Add to Calendar
  • July 12 2018
    Porosity Management: Casting Design 07/12/2018 This course describes how the shape of casting features influence the Neutral Thermal Axis (NTA) and hence the location and distribution of porosity. It describes shapes that facilitate placing the porosity where it will not be detrimental to the function of the casting. It shows how the designer can identify the proper location and distribution of the porosity and how to specify the NTA and local porosity requirements so the die designer and process control technician will understand what the casting needs. Add to Calendar
  • July 18 2018
    Porosity Management: Die Design 07/18/2018 This course shows how to design the die features and components (i.e. cooling channels, die spray application, inserts, cavity blocks, slides, etc) and make the heat flow calculations for locating and sizing them to impose the heat flows necessary to force the NTA to be positioned within the casting as specified by the product design as described in Part II. It shows how one can create a computer spreadsheet to do the calculations. The course does not allow time for the student to work through example problems so he/she is encouraged to study the hard cover text after the course and build his/her own spreadsheet. Add to Calendar
  • July 18 2018
    Hydraulic Seminar in California 07/18/2018 Add to Calendar
  • July 19 2018
    Porosity Management: Process Control 07/19/2018 This course explains how the process must be controlled on a shot-to-shot, hour-to-hour and day-to-day basis to insure that the features in the die (designed as per Part-III) are operated correctly so the porosity in the casting will be where specified by the casting design (as per Part-II). Special attention is given to controlling die temperature and the die spray since traditionally the industry has not controlled these variables well and they are critical to managing porosity. Add to Calendar
  • July 24 2018
    Computer Modeling Seminar in Michigan 07/24/2018 Add to Calendar
  • August 8 2018
    Hydraulic Seminar in Michigan 08/08/2018 Add to Calendar