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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  • July 19 2018
    Porosity Management: Process Control 07/19/2018 This course explains how the process must be controlled on a shot-to-shot, hour-to-hour and day-to-day basis to insure that the features in the die (designed as per Part-III) are operated correctly so the porosity in the casting will be where specified by the casting design (as per Part-II). Special attention is given to controlling die temperature and the die spray since traditionally the industry has not controlled these variables well and they are critical to managing porosity. Add to Calendar
  • July 24 2018
    Introduction To Process Control 07/24/2018 The first part of this series will provide a brief introduction to process control techniques. The need for the application of statistical techniques to controlling variation in the die casting process will be emphasized. Add to Calendar
  • July 24 2018
    Computer Modeling Workshop in Michigan 07/24/2018 The NADCA Computer Modeling Workshop in Grand Rapids, MI will take a look at modeling and simulating themal management for die casting. Professor Al Miller, who has decades of experience working with modeling and simulation in die casting, will moderate the workshop. Presentations and discussions will provide attendees with ways to optimize their simulations. Attendees are free to bring questions on problems they have faced in modeling die castings. Add to Calendar
  • July 25 2018
    Generation of X-Bar & R Charts 07/25/2018 One method for applying statistical control techniques to manufacturing processes is through the use of X-bar and R charts. Although these can be automatically generated by a number of software packages, it is worthwhile for engineers to understand how the charts are generated. Therefore, in this webinar, X-bar and R charts will be created for the monitoring and control of die temperature, and examples of X-bar and R charts demonstrated for shot parameters. Add to Calendar
  • July 26 2018
    Application To Shot Variables - 1 07/26/2018 Process control techniques will be discussed for shot end parameters, especially for cold chamber die casting machines. Topics described will include delay after pouring, slow shot, slow-to-fast-shot transition, and the fast shot velocity. Add to Calendar
  • July 31 2018
    Application To Shot Variables - 2 07/31/2018 This second couse on process control of shot variables will include a discussion of the pressurization phase. In addition, injection parameters for hot chamber machines will reviewed, including slow shot and fast shot. Add to Calendar
  • August 1 2018
    Application To Other Die Casting Parameters 08/01/2018 This final course in the series will include a discussion of process control related to other die casting parameters, including furnace temperature, clamping force, die temperatures, release materials and die wear. Add to Calendar
  • August 8 2018
    Hydraulic Seminar in Michigan 08/08/2018 Add to Calendar