Online 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  Webinars.  

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  • July 25 2017
    Advanced Approach To Process Control 2 07/25/2017 This final webinar brings it all together. It covers planning a trial for both parameters that are changed and variables that are measured. It goes through a DoE approach to show the power of the method. Examples are given of real trials that enabled a very defined set process parameters to be reached. This impacted strongly on achieving an operating window that enabled a stable, low reject production of difficult parts. Using examples from real life trials should assist the die caster to apply these methods in their own plant. Add to Calendar
  • July 26 2017
    Alloys for High Integrity Die Casting 07/26/2017 In this webinar all aspects of aluminum high integrity die casting alloys will be covered: from AA numbering, basic metallurgy, the role of alloying each element, impurities and their impact on part quality and properties, ... all the way to different alloy families and existing alloys currently used or under development, with their advantages and disadvantages, current and potential applications as well as achievable properties (using different heat treatments) with each of them. Add to Calendar
  • July 27 2017
    Melting, Melt Treatment, and Transfer for High Integrity DC 07/27/2017 In this webinar best practices of melting, melt treatment and transfer for aluminum high integrity die casting of structural components will be presented and discussed. Many oxide and other inclusions originate from inappropriate practices with the liquid aluminum before it is cast. They cause quality issues / high scrap rates and reduced properties. This webinar explains how to avoid them by using best practices like filtering, degassing, fluxing, skimming, settling, quiescent transfer, etc. Add to Calendar
  • August 1 2017
    High Integrity High Vacuum Die Casting 08/01/2017 In this webinar the focus in on the die casting process as well as appropriate part and die design/concept for high integrity die casting of structural components. It will cover process technology used or recommended to achieve the very high quality requirements on the die casting process necessary to produce (often large) thin walled, crash relevant, weldable / heat treatable high integrity die castings. Aspects like vacuum, process control, lubricants and their application, etc. as well as part and die design, gating and overflow design, thermal balance (heating and cooling) of the die, etc. will be covered and available technologies and best practices discussed. Add to Calendar
  • August 2 2017
    Heat Treatment and Subsequent Process Steps 08/02/2017 In this webinar the focus in on the die casting process as well as appropriate part and die design/concept for high integrity die casting of structural components. It will cover process technology used or recommended to achieve the very high quality requirements on the die casting process necessary to produce (often large) thin walled, crash relevant, weldable / heat treatable high integrity die castings. Aspects like vacuum, process control, lubricants and their application, etc. as well as part and die design, gating and overflow design, thermal balance (heating and cooling) of the die, etc. will be covered and available technologies and best practices discussed. Add to Calendar
  • August 3 2017
    Market, Applications & Commercial Aspects of High Integrity 08/03/2017 In this webinar the focus in on the die casting process as well as appropriate part and die design/concept for high integrity die casting of structural components. It will cover process technology used or recommended to achieve the very high quality requirements on the die casting process necessary to produce (often large) thin walled, crash relevant, weldable / heat treatable high integrity die castings. Aspects like vacuum, process control, lubricants and their application, etc. as well as part and die design, gating and overflow design, thermal balance (heating and cooling) of the die, etc. will be covered and available technologies and best practices discussed. Add to Calendar
  • August 8 2017
    Understanding Mechanical Property Variations in Die Castings 08/08/2017 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 Director of Research, Education & Technology, Steve Udvardy will address these questions as well as the impact of alloy chemistry and solidification rate on mechanical properties. Add to Calendar
  • August 9 2017
    Improving the Visual Inspection Process 08/09/2017 Visual inspection of casting surfaces is very subjective and prone to measurement errors. Studies of casting inspection at metalcasting plants reveal that much of the casting surface is often missed during the inspection operation, and the inspection decisions made are not consistent. During this course methods to improve the visual inspection process will be discussed. In addition it will address techniques for selecting operators, training of operators to ˆsee’ the whole casting, and the need to ˆcalibrate’ your visual inspectors. Add to Calendar
  • August 15 2017
    Conventional Coating Processes for Die Casting Dies 08/15/2017 Conventional coatings (nitriding, carbonitriding) have been used for some time on die casting dies. This introductory webinar will review these processes, and describe die failure mechanisms (soldering, erosion) they are used to address. Add to Calendar
  • August 16 2017
    Review of Thin Film Coating Processes 08/16/2017 Several thin film coating processes (PVD, CVD, PACVD) will be reviewed, and differences between the various processes highlighted. Add to Calendar
  • August 17 2017
    Measurement and Characterization of Coatings 08/17/2017 Methods used for the measurement of properties, and for the characterization of coatings, will be discussed. Add to Calendar
  • August 23 2017
    Applications of Thin Film Coatings for Die Casting Dies 08/23/2017 The use of thin film coatings for die casting dies is becoming more common. Commercial experiences with thin film coatings will be described. Add to Calendar
  • August 24 2017
    Managing Greenhouse Gas 08/24/2017 Greenhouse gas emissions are an unavoidable by-product of die casting. Electricity, natural gas, gasoline, diesel, propane and magnesium cover gases all contribute to a facility’s carbon footprint. It is important for management to know the carbon footprint of their facility to: understand the facility’s impact on global warming, recognize plant inefficiencies and comply with federal regulations. NADCA provides a Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Membership Plus members. This calculator will convert energy and magnesium cover gas usage into CO2e emissions. This course will explain how to use the NADCA Greenhouse Gas Calculator. Add to Calendar