Education & Training

Local Courses


Local courses are hosted by a NADCA Chapter or NADCA Headquaters.

2018

Hydraulic Seminar
Die casting machines are highly depend on electro-hydraulic control systems. This 1-Day workshop overviews the electro-hydraulic valves including the ON/OFF solenoid-operated valves, the proportional valves, and the servo valves. This workshop discusses both the construction and the operating principles for each type of theses valves. The workshop also presents datasheets for typical valves from the industry so that the audience learn about the standard terminologies and how to read the specs of the valve.

July 18, 2018
City of Industry, CA


August 8, 2018
Sparta, MI


Computer Modeling Workshop
Computer modeling and simulation has become common place for designing die casting dies. Flow simulation and solidification allow engineers to design gates, runners, overflows and vents to optimize the die casting process for a part. An important, but often overlooked, part of die casting modeling and simulation is thermal control.
Where should water and oil lines be placed?
How does the software account for cooling/heating lines?
How can simulation time be minimized for water/cooling lines?
Is die spray simulated and how does it effect the thermal controls?
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.

July 24, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI
 

Interested in training?  Please contact education@diecasting.org.

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