National Course and Webinar Schedule

 
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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  • September 22 2020
    SMED Motivation and Concept 09/22/2020 Die set ups in under 10 minutes. This is the concept that is SMED. Why is this a worthy goal? How could it ever be possible? In this part, the motivation and approach to SMED will be covered. Also, time will focus on understanding internal and external operations. Attendees will be given strategies for timing and recording current setup practices. Later webinar portions will cover how to analyze the recorded setup data. Add to Calendar
  • September 23 2020
    SMED the Systematic Approach 09/23/2020 4 steps make up the SMED approach. This webinar will focus on describing the 4 steps. Strategies and examples will be given for each of the four steps. Analysis tools will be described to help attendees implement these 4 steps in their continuous improvements of die setup times. Add to Calendar
  • September 24 2020
    SMED Analyzing and Improving 09/24/2020 This final webinar in the series will cover specific strategies that can quickly start your plant on the path to faster setups. Concepts of 5 s and waste elimination will be covered. Also using the 5 why' and spaghetti diagrams. All these concepts will be introduced to provide tools for successful implementation of the SMED concept. Add to Calendar
  • September 29 2020
    Types of Steel and Production Steel Processes 09/29/2020 Learn about Steel Types and the specific uses of each type. Learn about various steels used for the construction of die cast dies. Overview of Steel Production processes including the P-ESR process, steel testing methodologies and Stress-Strain mechanical properties of steel. Add to Calendar
  • September 30 2020
    Steel Structure and Phase Diagrams 09/30/2020 Learn about the crystalline structures of materials and the Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram. Learn how to read phase diagrams and the transformation from Liquid steel to the various types of steel phases. Learn how the cooling and quench rates effect the final steel formation and its mechanical properties. Add to Calendar
  • October 1 2020
    Steel Heat Treatment Processes and Improving Die LifeSteel H 10/01/2020 Learn about the crystalline structures of materials and the Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram. Learn how to read phase diagrams and the transformation from Liquid steel to the various types of steel phases. Learn how the cooling and quench rates effect the final steel formation and its mechanical properties. Add to Calendar
  • October 6 2020
    Coatings Part 1 10/06/2020 Coming soon Add to Calendar
  • October 7 2020
    Coatings Part 2 10/07/2020 Coming soon Add to Calendar
  • October 8 2020
    COVID Training 10/08/2020 Coming Soon Add to Calendar
  • November 3 2020
    Additive Update Part 1 11/03/2020 Coming soon Add to Calendar
  • November 4 2020
    Additive Update Part 2 11/04/2020 Coming soon Add to Calendar
  • November 10 2020
    Overview and Application of Structural Die Castings 11/10/2020 Part one will review the current applications and products that use structural aluminum and magnesium die castings. Within these applications there have been other developments of joining that have made this possible. This will also review the joining technologies that have the ability to join multiple die castings and efficiently replace multiple steel stampings. Add to Calendar
  • November 11 2020
    Aluminum Die Casting Alloys for Structural Applications 11/11/2020 Part two will overview the current alloys being used and the newest developments in alloys. It will focus on the makeup of the alloy, the mechanical properties needed for the structural castings and how these alloys have been developed to support the mechanical needs of the industry. Add to Calendar
  • November 12 2020
    Aluminum Die Cast Process for High Integrity Structural All 11/12/2020 Part three will review the die cast process used to produce structural die castings. The process needs to produce castings with little to zero porosity. Once the castings are made using the developed structural alloys, the parts are die cast using a high vacuum process. The parts are then heat treated and aged using a T6/T7 process. With this review a clearer understanding of the die cast process used will be gained. Add to Calendar
  • November 18 2020
    Die Lubricants: Fundamentals 11/18/2020 This course will go through the fundamentals of die casting lubricants. The course starts with the basics of the conventional use of external lubrication and cooling of die cast dies. The methods of spray application and the reason lube is applied to die casting dies. The function, chemistry, care and maintenance of the lubricants is reviewed. The spray section ends with review of potential defects caused by variation in spray application. For each defect, solutions to resolve those defects are taught. Add to Calendar
  • November 19 2020
    Die Lubricants: Pulse Spray, Electrostatic Spray and Plunger 11/19/2020 The application and background of pulse spray is reviewed. Actual Case Studies are reviewed on the application of pulse spray in two die casting facilities. Electrostatic Spray - The basic principles of electrostatic spray are reviewed. The application of electrostatic spray is demonstrated. Plunger Lubrication - The function, chemistry and application of plunger lubricants are reviewed. This webinar also reviews the effect on quality of die cast parts if the plunger application is not closely controlled. Add to Calendar
  • December 1 2020
    Understanding Mechanical Property Variations in Die Castings 12/01/2020 Some of the most frequently asked questions are Why do properties vary within a casting? and Why are the properties in casting different than published data for separately cast test bars? In this course NADCA's President, Steve Udvardy will address these questions as well as the impact of alloy chemistry and solidification rate on mechanical properties. Add to Calendar

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