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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  • March 26 2018
    Hydraulic Accessories 03/26/2018 This part presents an overview of the other accessories that required for a hydraulic system to work safely, efficiently and reliably. The following accessories will be discussed: hydraulic conductors, reservoirs, heat exchangers and measuring instruments. Add to Calendar
  • March 27 2018
    Maintenance and Failure Analysis of Hydraulic Components 03/27/2018 This part presents an overview of the applicable basic rules when maintaining a hydraulic system. This part also presents several examples of how and why hydraulic components fail. Add to Calendar
  • March 28 2018
    Hydraulic Systems Troubleshooting 03/28/2018 TThis part presents an overview of the applicable best practices of hydraulic troubleshooting. This part presents several example of system failures and discuss possible solutions. Add to Calendar
  • May 8 2018
    Advanced Operator Training: The Operator's Role in Operating 05/08/2018 While every die cast machine may have its own unique set of controls based on its age and the specifications to which it was built, they all have similar elements that are used to operate them. This course will identify the basic components of the die cast machine and the conditions that are necessary to safely operate the machine. Add to Calendar
  • May 9 2018
    Advanced Operator Training: Process Control for Operators: C 05/09/2018 The foundation of controls theory will be discussed, and the common methods of control reviewed. Statistical Process Control (SPC) will be introduced after the normal distribution is presented and its importance to SPC explained. Add to Calendar
  • May 10 2018
    Advanced Operator Training: Process Control for Operators: W 05/10/2018 Building on the foundation of the normal distribution, the importance of SPC will be established, and then common control charts will be defined. Multiple examples will be given so the operator can learn how to interpret the charts and respond appropriately. Add to Calendar
  • May 15 2018
    Advanced Operator Training:Becoming Familiar With Casting Al 05/15/2018 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
  • May 16 2018
    Advanced Operator Training:Understanding Die Steel and What 05/16/2018 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
  • May 17 2018
    Advanced Operator Training:Why Control of Shot Sleeve Distor 05/17/2018 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
  • May 22 2018
    Advanced Operator Training: How To Control the Process To Co 05/22/2018 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
  • May 23 2018
    Advanced Operator Training: Better Metal Handling At the Die 05/23/2018 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