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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  • January 28 2021
    Design for Reduced Porosity 01/28/2021 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
  • February 2 2021
    Predicting and Measuring Porosity 02/02/2021 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
  • February 22 2021
    On Demand Metling Part 1 02/22/2021 Coming Soon Add to Calendar
  • February 23 2021
    On Demand Metling Part 2 02/23/2021 Coming Soon Add to Calendar
  • March 2 2021
    Benchmarking Part 1 03/02/2021 Coming Soon Add to Calendar
  • March 3 2021
    Benchmarking Part 2 03/03/2021 Coming Soon Add to Calendar
  • March 4 2021
    Benchmarking Part 3 03/04/2021 Coming Soon Add to Calendar
  • March 9 2021
    Introduction and Basic Principles 03/09/2021 The first session will review the objectives of this webinar series and present several key concepts including: relationship between part quality requirements and process requirements; gating’s influence on quality; implications for total gate area versus multiple gates; fundamental relationships between cavity volume, gate speed, and cavity volumetric fill rate; gate speed and metal pressure relationships using Bernoulli’s principle. Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    PQ² , the Operating Window, Machine Constraints, Relationshi 03/10/2021 The session will introduce the PQ² diagram with an emphasis on using quality requirements to size gates and then to evaluate the limitations, if any, that the machine places on the operating window. Procedures to use aspects of PQ² to select the gate area to maximize the operating window are illustrated followed by consideration of plunger selection (or evaluation) and the effect on the operating window is shown. Add to Calendar
  • March 11 2021
    Calculations 03/11/2021 In this session uses the ideas introduced in the first two sessions to calculate total gate area requirements by first introducing and demonstrating how to calculate the optimum gate area by computing the maximum fill time. This leads directly to calculation of the gate area that maximizes the operating window. The standard atomization calculation to check gate dimensions is illustrated. The use of the NADCA web app to complete these calculations is also briefly illustrated. Add to Calendar
  • March 16 2021
    Designing Runners, Overflows and Vents. Design Verification 03/16/2021 This session addresses construction of the detailed geometry of runners and gates. Cavity layout is briefly discussed followed by main runner geometry construction, with consideration both of heat loss and fluid flow. Procedures to construct tangential and fan gates are introduced along with guidelines for constructing overflows and vents. Use of the NADCA web app to complete these calculations is illustrated. The session concludes with a very brief introduction to the importance of simulation for design evaluation and verification. Add to Calendar
  • March 17 2021
    Practical Example for Aluminum Die Casting 03/17/2021 Walk through the PQ² and Gating process with a sample die casting geometry made of aluminum A380 alloy. A look at how to create the PQ² graph and basic design of the gating and runner system. The NADCA PQ² and Gating apps will be used to confirm the calculations. Add to Calendar
  • March 18 2021
    Practical Example for Zinc Die Casting 03/18/2021 Walk through the PQ² and Gating process with a sample die casting geometry made of Zamak 3 alloy. A look at how to create the PQ² graph and basic design of the gating and runner system. The NADCA PQ² and Gating apps will be used to confirm the calculations Add to Calendar
  • March 22 2021
    Mechanical Drawing 03/22/2021 This part will establish the basics for mechanical drawing. What is a drawing, how drawings are constructed and the use of good drawing techniques when making mechanical drawings. Add to Calendar
  • March 23 2021
    Dimensioning 03/23/2021 This part will build on the mechanical drawing webinar and will establish the techniques for dimensioning a mechanical drawing. Add to Calendar
  • March 24 2021
    Rules and Symbols 03/24/2021 This part will start the GD&T section by reviewing the rules that govern GD&T. GD&T also has Symbols that are used to communicate the conditions that the designer is establishing on the drawing. Each of these symbols will be reviewed and the definition of each symbol. Add to Calendar
  • March 25 2021
    Datums and Tolerancing Using GD&T 03/25/2021 For this final course, the construction of datums will be reviewed and how those datums define die castings. This will also review position tolerancing and bonus tolerances. Finally, the defining conditions of GD&T will be reviewed in detail using examples of each of the GD&T symbols. Add to Calendar
  • March 30 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Introduction To Die Casting & Safet 03/30/2021 The operator will learn about the size and scope of the die casting industry in the United States and North America. They will learn where die castings are used and why designers like die castings. In the safety portion, the operator will learn about various facets of safety around the die casting machine. In this 60 minute presentation the types of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to wear, burn hazards, pinch hazards, safety around molten metal, and the do's and don'ts to operate a machine safely will be addressed. Add to Calendar
  • March 31 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Understanding Metal Melting/Handlin 03/31/2021 The operator will learn the proper way to handle molten metal at the die casting machine. This course will include the do's and don'ts of proper metal handling. Details will be provided on the common problems encountered when melting and handling molten metal. In addition, the type of defects that result from poor metal handling on and in the die casting and how these can be prevented will be discussed.The operator will learn the proper way to handle molten metal at the die casting machine. This course will include the do's and don'ts of proper metal handling. Details will be provided on the common problems encountered when melting and handling molten metal. In addition, the type of defects that result from poor metal handling on and in the die casting and how these can be prevented will be discussed. Add to Calendar
  • April 1 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Die Casting Machine Components & Th 04/01/2021 The operator will learn what the basic die casting machine components are called and how they function as a system to produce a high quality die casting. Operators will be taught why monitoring and controlling the machine components is important for creating a successful shot. This course will address the eight steps of the casting cycle and what to look for in each step, to assure a high quality die casting is produced. Add to Calendar
  • April 6 2021
    Basic Operator Training: How It Works - The Shot End 04/06/2021 The operator will learn the basic components on a die casting machine shot end, and the function of these components. Potential failures of the shot end will also be covered. Add to Calendar
  • April 7 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Why Shot Monitors Are Important 04/07/2021 The operator will learn the components of a basic shot profile, and how it is monitored. Critical components such as jogging past the pour hole, critical slow shot, fast shot, switchover, deceleration, and intensification will be addressed. These concepts will then be connected to their effect on casting quality. Add to Calendar
  • April 8 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Die Components and Their Functions 04/08/2021 The operators will learn the basic components of a die and their function. In addition, this course will cover the importance of proper clamping practices and the basic components of a clamp will be covered. This course will also address symptoms of an unsafe setup and apply these concepts to trim press operations. Add to Calendar
  • April 13 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Everybody Is Involved in Die Setup 04/13/2021 The operators will learn the importance of die setup for success in die casting. Participants will be taught why fast efficient die setups are critical to allow manufacturing flexibility. The 8 types of waste and 5S concepts will also be introduced. Add to Calendar
  • April 14 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Proper Care and Treatment of Dies D 04/14/2021 The operator will learn how to monitor and care for the die during production. Do's and dont's will be taught, to keep the dies in working condition. This course we will address how to recognize die wear based on inspecting the castings. Add to Calendar
  • April 15 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Flow De 04/15/2021 The operator will learn how to recognize flow (surface) defects and what causes these types of defects. This course will address various operating parameters that impact flow defects, such as die temperature, die spray, cooling line flow rate, fill time and metal temperature. The operator will also learn corrective measures that can be taken to reduce and control flow defects, including preferred operating ranges for the various parameters. Add to Calendar
  • April 20 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Recognizing and Controlling Porosit 04/20/2021 The operator will learn how to recognize gas and shrinkage porosity and what causes porosity. This course will cover the sources of gas porosity, such as trapped air, steam, and lubricant. After the causes and sources of porosity are presented, the operator will be informed of various corrective measures that can be taken to reduce and control porosity. Add to Calendar
  • April 21 2021
    Basic Operator Training: Eliminating Solder and Flash Defect 04/21/2021 The operator will learn how what causes soldering and flash. The operating parameters and machine conditions that impact these two types of defects will be discussed. This course will also address die temperature, metal temperature, metal velocity and metal chemistry for soldering and tie bar load, linkage condition, impact pressure and die thermal balance for flash. Preferred operating ranges and machine conditions for eliminating solder and controlling flash will be presented. Add to Calendar

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