EC-102 - Introduction To Die Casting

A one-day course devoted to familiarizing students, designers, engineers and interested buyers with the die casting process. NADCA has prepared this course to review the basics of die casting. This course will provide specifications for various alloys, briefly explaining the types of machines used to cast these alloys and information that compares the die casting process to other processes.

Workshop Summary:

Die casting is a most versatile process for producing complex-shaped engineered metal parts, with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. It permits wide latitude and flexibility in design. It is suitable for casting textured surfaces, and permits the application of a wide variety of attractive and serviceable finishes.

Die castings are among the highest volume, mass-produced items manufactured by the metalworking industry. Die castings are important components in thousands of consumer, commercial and industrial products such as automobiles; household appliances; recreation, hobby and leisure products; farm and garden equipment; electrical equipment and ordnance; general hardware; power tools; computers and other business equipment; instruments; toys; novelties; and a great many others too numerous to mention. In fact, die castings have greater utility and are used in more applications than components produced by almost any other metal forming process.


Introduction to Die Casting
Dictionary of Die Casting Terms

Corresponding Online Classes:

Operator Training: Introduction to Die Casting & Safety on the Shop Floor
Operator Training: Understanding Metal Melting/Handling for Operators
Die Casting Machines & Dies
Die Casting Alloys & Fundamental Die Casting Defects & Safety
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