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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  • October 22 2019
    National Courses 10/22/2019 National Courses run from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Course registration fee includes breakfast, luch and course materials. If you have any dietary restrictions please contact Melisa Ryzner, CMP at
    NADCA Offices are located in the 100 wing on the North East side of the buidling.
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  • November 12 2019
    SMED Motivation and Concept 11/12/2019 Die set ups in under 10 minutes. This is the concept that is SMED. Why is this a worthy goal? How could it ever be possible? In this part, the motivation and approach to SMED will be covered. Also, time will focus on understanding internal and external operations. Attendees will be given strategies for timing and recording current setup practices. Later webinar portions will cover how to analyze the recorded setup data. Add to Calendar
  • November 13 2019
    SMED the Systematic Approach 11/13/2019 4 steps make up the SMED approach. This webinar will focus on describing the 4 steps. Strategies and examples will be given for each of the four steps. Analysis tools will be described to help attendees implement these 4 steps in their continuous improvements of die setup times. Add to Calendar
  • November 14 2019
    SMED Analyzing and Improving 11/14/2019 This final webinar in the series will cover specific strategies that can quickly start your plant on the path to faster setups. Concepts of 5 s and waste elimination will be covered. Also using the 5 why' and spaghetti diagrams. All these concepts will be introduced to provide tools for successful implementation of the SMED concept. Add to Calendar
  • November 19 2019
    Die Release Agents 1 11/19/2019 Coming soon Add to Calendar
  • November 20 2019
    Effects of Metal Powder Properties on AM-MS Die-Cast Compone 11/20/2019 Exco Engineering has successfully used additively manufactured (AM) maraging steel components to triple the service life of conventional H13 components. In addition to conformal cooling, the material properties of the powder were a large factor in delivering long-lasting components. Six suppliers of various tool steel powders were tasked with delivering a material comparable to the MS1 maraging steel successfully developed by Exco and EOS for the HPDC tooling industry. Minute differences in critical alloying elements and particle size distributions had pronounced effects on the mechanical properties as seen across 300+ Charpy, tensile, and density specimens. Add to Calendar
  • November 26 2019
    Die Release Agents 2 11/26/2019 Coming soon Add to Calendar
  • December 3 2019
    Minimizing Linear Dimensional Variations 12/03/2019 The factors that impact variation of linear dimensions for die castings will be described. Major influences include variations in die temperature and changes in the temperature the castings are ejected from the die. Add to Calendar
  • December 4 2019
    Minimizing Cross-Parting Line Dimensional Variations 12/04/2019 A number of additional factors can impact cross-parting line dimensional variations, and these will be discussed in this webinar. Add to Calendar
  • December 5 2019
    Minimizing Die Shift and Warpage 12/05/2019 Other factors that influence dimensional variation will be covered in the final webinar, including die shift and warpage. Add to Calendar