Training Blocks - Engineering

Training blocks allow companies to purchase training in large chunks. We offer three different blocks; Operator Training, Engineering and Management. When a company purchases a block they receive a company wide log in that can be use an unlimited amount of time for one year. A company also has the option to add employee specific log ins for a nominal fee. This allows companies to track the progress of individuals specifically. Training blocks are available for NADCA Corporate Members only. To view the specific courses included in each block please click the links below.

Engineering- $2000

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CourseHours
A Unified Approach to Quality Analysis of High Pressure Die1
Advanced Approach to Designing Cooling of Dies1
Advanced Approach to Process Control 11
Advanced Approach to Process Control 21
Advanced GD&T: Dimensions, Virtual Conditions, Boundaries a1
Advanced GD&T: Datum Features,Construction and Drawing Appli1
Advances in the Heat Treatment of High Pressure Die Castings1
Alloy Effects, Phase Diagrams, Microstructure (Series Part 1 of 3)1
Alloys and Properties1
Aluminum Alloys: Alloys (Series Part 1 of 3)1
Aluminum Alloys: Enabling Tools for Alloy Development - case studies (Series Part 3 of 3)1
Aluminum Alloys: Performance of Alloys (Series Part 2 of 3)1
Analytical Techniques to Assess Melt and Cast Quality, Alternative Processes (Series Part 3 of 3)1
Applications of Additive Manufacturing in Die Casting1
Applied Coatings and Die Maintenance1
Applying New Technologies to Die Repair1
Automated 3D Scanning for Die Casting Quality Control (QC)1
Basic Approach to Process Control1
Basic Electrical: Control Components and Their Function (Part 2 of 6)1
Basic Electrical: Maintenance Procedures for Electrical Systems (Part 5 of 6)1
Basic Electrical: Programmable Logic Controllers Function and Wiring (Part 4 of 6)1
Basic Electrical: Theory and Meter Use. (Part 1 of 6)1
Basic Electrical: Troubleshooting Systems (Part 6 of 6)1
Basic Electrical: Understanding Control Circuits (Part 3 of 6)1
Basic Hydraulics Boot Camp: Contamination Control (Part 5 of 7)1
Basic Hydraulics Boot Camp: Fluid is PUSHED from the Reservoir into the Pump. Really. (Part 3 of 7)1
Basic Hydraulics Boot Camp: Key Concepts: Why do “Hydraulics” do what they do? (Part 2 of 7)1
Basic Hydraulics Boot Camp: Making Hydraulic Fluid Do the Right Thing (Part 4 of 7)1
Basic Hydraulics Boot Camp: Odds and Ends (Part 6 of 7)1
Basic Hydraulics Boot Camp: That’s a Wrap! (Part 7 of 7)1
Basic Hydraulics Boot Camp: What the Heck is “Hydraulics (Part 1 of 7)1
Basic Structure and Concepts of Hydraulic Power1
Bi-Metallic Tooling1
Cleaning Techniques Used for Die Casting Dies1
Coatings for Aluminum1
Coatings for Die Castings: Applications of Thin Film Coating1
Coatings for Die Castings: Conventional Coating Processes fo1
Coatings for Die Castings: Measurement and Characterization1
Coatings for Die Castings: Review of Thin Film Coating Proce1
Coatings for Zinc1
Conformal Cooling and other Applications of Additive Manufacturing in Die Casting1
Control Theory and Process Capability1
Cooling Line Placement in New Die Steels1
Creep Resistant Magnesium Alloys1
Cryogenic Deburring of Nonferrous Die Castings1
Defects in Die Casting: Porosity Defects and their Causes (Part 1 of 2)1
Defects in Die Casting: Surface Defects and Other Problems (Part 2 of 2)1
Deployment of Ford's Worldwide Casting Manufacturing Standard1
Design Considerations for 3 Plate Casting Die1
Design for Die Casting: Die Castings Defects-Where do they come from? (Series Part 3 of 3)1
Design for Die Casting: What features can and should be die (Series Part 1 of 3)1
Design for Die Casting:: What is the die casting process? (Series Part 2 of 3)1
Die Casting Alloys that will Allow the Die Caster to Compete1
Die Casting Defects - Flash, Solder, and Other Defects1
Die Casting Defects - Gas Porosity1
Die Casting Defects - Inclusions, Leakers and Cracks1
Die Casting Defects - Surface Defects Part I1
Die Casting Defects - Surface Defects Part II1
Die Casting Defects Part 1 - Spanish1
Die Casting Defects Part 2 - Spanish1
Die Casting Defects Part 3 - Spanish1
Die Casting Defects- Shrinkage Porosity1
Die Casting Lubricants, Application and Effects: Fundamental1
Die Casting Lubricants, Application and Effects:Pulse Spray,1
Die Design: Basic Die Casting Die - Holders and Locking (Series Part 10 of 18)1
Die Design: Basic Die Casting Die - Inserts and Fit (Series Part 11 of 18)1
Die Design: Dimensional Control Example (Series Part 2 of 18)1
Die Design: Dimensional Control Theory (Series Part 1 of 18)1
Die Design: Ejection (Series Part 13 of 18)1
Die Design: Moving Cores (Series Part 12 of 18)1
Die Design: Processing Aides (Series Part 14 of 18)1
Die Design: Shot End Monitoring (Series Part 15 of 18)1
Die Design: Thermal Control (Series Part 9 of 18)1
Die Design: Thermal Design Example (Series Part 7 of 18)1
Die Design: Thermal Design Example 2 (Series Part 8 of 18)1
Die Design: Thermal Design Theory (Series Part 5 of 18)1
Die Design: Thermal Design Theory 2 (Series Part 6 of 18)1
Die Lubricants: Selection, Use and Evaluation1
Die Material Acceptance Criteria,Design & Operational Factor1
Die Preparation Before Heat Treat1
Die Spray1
Die Spray and Bringing it all Together1
Electric Vehicle Growth & Impact on the Die Casting Industry1
Electro-Hydraulic: EH Switching Valves1
Electro-Hydraulic: EH Valve Selection Criteria1
Electro-Hydraulic:Electrical Circuits for Switching EH Valve1
Electro-Hydraulic:Open-loop versus Closed-Loop Electro-Hydra1
Electro-Hydraulic:Proportional and Servo Valves1
Eliminating Flash Defects in Die Castings1
Elimination of Shot Sleeve Distortion1
Energy in Die Casting1
Engineering Die Casting Dies: Designing the Die1
Engineering Die Casting Dies:Dimensional Repeatability1
Engineering Die Casting Dies:Ejection Systems1
Engineering Die Casting Dies:Moving Cores1
Engineering Die:Gating/Process-NADCA Approach to Gating1
Engineering Dies:Gating/Process Planning-Designing Runner1
Engineering Dies:Gating/Process Planning-Simplified Approach1
Engineering Dies:Thermal Design - Simplified Approach1
Engineering Dies:Thermal Design - Why Bother1
Engineering Dies:Thermal Design-NADCA Approach1
Extreme Thin Wall Casting1
Fitting & Locking Slides1
Flash in Die Casting1
Gating & PQ2: Calculations1
Gating & PQ2: Designing Runners, Overflows and Vents1
Gating & PQ2: PQ2/Gating Practical Example for Aluminum Die1
Gating & PQ2: PQ2/Gating Practical Example for Zinc Die Cast1
Gating/PQ2: Introduction and Basic Principles1
Gating/PQ2: PQ2,the Operating Window, Machine Constraints1
Gating: Fan Gates1
Gating: Tangential Gates1
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing: Mechanical Drawing1
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing:Datums and Tolerancin1
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing:Dimensioning1
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing:Rules and Symbols1
Heat Flow Outside the Die Casting Machine1
Heat Treating Conventional Die Castings1
Heat Treatment of Steel1
High Integrity Die Casting: Alloys for High Integrity Die Casting1
High Integrity Die Casting: Heat Treatment and Subsequent Process Steps1
High Integrity Die Casting: High Integrity High Vacuum Die Casting1
High Integrity Die Casting: Melting, Melt Treatment, and Transfer for High Integrity Die Casting1
High Integrity Die Casting: The Market, Applications and Commercial Aspects of High Integrity Die Casting1
Hydraulic Circuits1
Hydraulic Pumps and Motors1
Hydraulic Reciprocating Actuators1
Hydraulic Valves1
Hypereutectic Al-Si-Mg-Sr Alloy with a Unique Microstructure1
Improving the Visual Inspection Process1
Impurities and Melt Treatment (Series Part 2 of 3)1
Inclusions: Causes of Inclusions (Series Part 1 of 2)1
Inclusions: Dross Procedures and Removal (Series Part 2 of 2)1
Influence of Process Parameters and Maintenance on Die Life1
Integrated Vacuum Systems, Leads to Increased Productivity1
Intermediate Approach to Designing Cooling of Dies1
Intermediate Approach to Process Control 11
Intermediate Approach to Process Control 21
Magnesium Die Casting: Introduction to Magnesium Die Casting1
Markets and Example Application1
Marking Methods for Die Castings1
Mechanical Maintenance & Evaluation of Die Cast Machines: Die Casting Machine Primary Dynamic Structures1
Mechanical Maintenance & Evaluation of Die Cast Machines: Die Casting Machine Primary Mechanical Structures1
Mechanical Maintenance & Evaluation of Die Cast Machines: Die Casting Machine Set-up and Maintenance1
Mechanical Properties of Materials1
Melt Degassing and Best Practices for Die Casting1
Metal Melting & Handling Part 1 - Spanish1
Metal Melting & Handling Part 2 - Spanish1
Methods for Metal Transfer into the Shot Sleeve1
Minimizing Cross-Parting Line Dimensional Variations1
Minimizing Die Shift and Warpage1
Minimizing Linear Dimensional Variations1
Modeling: Die Casting Modeling Capabilities (Series Part 1 of 3)1
Modeling: FEA and FVA - The Different Modeling Approaches (Series Part 2 of 3)1
Modeling: State of the Art Die Casting Modeling Practices (Series Part 3 of 3)1
New Die Steels and Surface Treatments1
Operating the Die Casting Machine:Closing the Die and Injecting the Metal (2 of 6)1
Operating the Die Casting Machine:Controls, Setup and SMED (3 of 6)1
Operating the Die Casting Machine:Die Casting Process, Die, and Die Casting Machine (1 of 6)1
Operating the Die Casting Machine:Eliminating Casting Defects (5 of 6)1
Operating the Die Casting Machine:Safety (6 of 6)1
Operating the Die Casting Machine:Startup/Shutdown Procedures, and Normal Operation (4 of 6)1
Other Casting Parameters1
Other Die Casting Parameters1
Other Finishing Techniques1
Parting Surface Geometry & Fitting Cavity Block1
Porosity Basics: Control Porosity with Processing Parameters (Series Part 2 of 4)1
Porosity Basics: Design for Reduced Porosity (Series Part 3 of 4)1
Porosity Basics: Introduction to the Causes of Porosity (Series Part 1 of 4)1
Porosity Basics: Predicting and Measuring Porosity (Series Part 4 of 4)1
Porosity Management: Casting Design (Series Part 2 of 4)1
Porosity Management: Die Design (Series Part 3 of 4)1
Porosity Management: Process Control (Series Part 4 of 4)1
Porosity Management: Understanding Porosity (Series Part 1 of 4)1
Predicting Castability of Ultra-Thin Parts Using Simulations1
Problem Solving: Basic Statistics and Problem Solving Methods (Series Part 1 of 2)1
Problem Solving: Experimental Design Basics and Examples (Series Part 2 of 2)1
Process Control: Application to Other Die Casting Parameters1
Process Control: Application to Shot Variables - 11
Process Control: Application to Shot Variables - 21
Process Control: Generation of X-Bar & R Charts1
Process Control: Introduction to Process Control1
Process Control: Other Die Casting Parameters1
Product Design for Die Casting-Part 1: Introduction1
Product Design for Die Casting-Part 2: The Die Casting Proce1
Product Design for Die Casting-Part 3: Defects in Die Castin1
Product Design for Die Casting-Part 4: Die Casting Alloys1
Product Design for Die Casting-Part 5: Optimization of Geome1
Product Design for Die Casting-Part 6: Examples of Die Casti1
Product Design for Die Casting-Part 7: Secondary Processing1
Rapid Die Change: SMED Analyzing and Improving (Series Part 3 of 3)1
Rapid Die Change: SMED Motivation and Concept (Series Part 1 of 3)1
Rapid Die Change: SMED the Systematic Approach (Series Part 2 of 3)1
Reduce Die Soldering in Die Casting1
Reducing Externally Solidified Products-Essential for Structural Die Castings1
Refractories: Dealing with High Refractory Maintenance Issues in your Furnaces (Series Part 2 of 2)1
Refractories: How Do you Decide what Refractory to Use? (Series Part 1 of 2)1
Repair of Dies1
Safe Reliable Die Clamping1
Salts Cores and Their Use in High Pressure Die Casting1
Semi-Solid Die Casting1
Short Run Tooling for Die Castings1
Shot Blasting1
Shot Parameters1
Shot Sleeve Washout in Die Casting1
Shot System Components: Operational Guidelines1
Shot System Components: The Plunger Tip, Plunger Rod & Shot1
Shot System Components: The Shot Sleeve1
Shot Tips for Cold Chamber Die Casting1
Simplified Approach to Designing Cooling of Dies1
Slide Design Considerations1
Strontium Aluminate Replaces Alumina on Aluminum Melts at 501
Structual Die Casting1
Surface Treatment and Coating Technology Used in Die Casting1
T6 Heat Treating of Strontium Modified, Low-Iron Conventional Die Castings1
The Effect of Softening, Residual Stresses and Stress Concen1
The Fast Shot1
The High Fluidity (HF) Zinc Alloy: Process-Property and Ageing Characteristics Down to 0.4mm (0.016") Section Thickness1
The Impact of Externally Solidified Product (ESP)1
The Influence on Casting Quality1
The Quality of Steel1
The Role of Die Lubricants in Die Casting1
The Slow Shot1
The Structural Die Casting Process and its Capabilities1
The Vent1
Thermal Lines1
Trimming & Vibratory Processes1
Understanding Differential Thermal Expansions & Die Alignmen1
Understanding Mechanical Property Variations in Die Castings1
Understanding Melting Loss1
Vacuum Die Casting1
Why Dies Fail and How to Prevent Failures?1
Zinc Die Casting: Advantages, Properties and Alloys (Series Part 1 of 2)1
Zinc Die Casting: Processes and Tooling (Series Part 2 of 2)1

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