Education & Training

Local Courses


Local courses are hosted by a NADCA Chapter or NADCA Headquaters. National courses are held at NADCA Headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL.

2019

Train the Trainer
August 6-7
Arlington Heights, IL

This two-day program teaches the skills needed to train workers in the die casting industry. As older employees retire how do you ensure new hires have the knowledge needed to work in die casting? When job descriptions change due to technological advancements who provides the training? Where do employees get training to improve or refresh their skills? The NADCA Train the Trainer program provides the first step in installing the NADCA In-House Operator Training Program. Trainers will learn: about the in-house training program; adult learning; how to facilitate and customize a lesson. Attendees will learn the details of the Operator Training Program – Basic and have a chance to practice teaching a lesson.

Additive Manufacturing Workshop 
August 15
Indianapolis, IN

Additive manufacturing is the sexy, new thing in the manufacturing world. Being able to create geometries that were once thought impossible for a single component has spurred the imagination of designers. This technology does not only benefit the end user though. It can also be used to improve other manufacturing processes.
This workshop will take a look at how additive manufacturing can be utilized to improve die casting. Additive manufacturers who are involved in the die casting community will provide presentations on the additive manufacturing process. A presentation will be provided by a die caster who is using additive manufacturing to improve their casting process. Attendees are encourage to join in the discussions that will be lead by Professor Carl Soderhjelm, of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
 

National Courses

Date Course Number Course Name Instructor  
2019         
October 22-23 OTP Operator Training Program Beau Glim  
October 24 EC-106 GD&T Paul Brancaleon  
November 12-13 EC-515 Die Casting Defects Paul Brancaleon  
November 14 EC-413 Die Casting Problem Solving Paul Brancaleon  
December 9-10 EC-514 Gating & PQ2 Beau Glim  
December 11 EC-205 Quick Die Change Paul Brancaleon  
2020         
January 21-22 EC-410 Process Control & Monitoring Paul Brancaleon  
January 23 EC-420 Machine Systems Paul Brancaleon  
February 11-12 EC-501 Die Material Metallurgy & Extending Die Life Paul Brancaleon  
February 13 EC-503 Die Coatings & Surface Treatments Beau Glim  
March 24-25 EC-506 Engineering Die Casting Dies Paul Brancaleon  



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

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