Education & Training

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Schedule at-a-glance
A list of courses offered by NADCA in chronological order.

Course Descriptions
A list of courses taught at NADCA and in-plant classes. Click on each course to view the description containing information regarding textbooks, materials used and other.

Certification Program
A complete text featuring what steps are necessary to attain Certification from NADCA. Course electives and requirements are listed.

Biographies and photographs of individuals who instruct NADCA's courses and in-plant conferences. An excellent introduction to the caliber of people NADCA utilizes for its education programs.

Local Courses
There are NADCA education and training chapters located throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Chapters are an extension of NADCA's education and training, and most offer selected NADCA national courses and programs locally . . . thus, expanding the technology transfer opportunities for every die caster. Chapters also offer a range of other technological and operational education programs specifically selected and tailored to the needs of die casters and suppliers in their chapter areas.

In-Plant Programs
All NADCA programs, courses and installations can be brought to the worksite for presentation. The cost in savings and scheduling advantages can be substantial!

In-House Programs
NADCA is now offering the "In-House Training Program for Operators and Technicians!" The In-House approach responds to the need of die casters to have control of the schedule, content and cost of training. It is a multi-module program that is highly cost-effective.

Change View
  • July 23 2019
    Inspection Methods for Die Castings: Internal Inspection 07/23/2019 This session will look at how to detect porosity in a die casting. From simple density analysis through Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning this series will look at how the process/technology works and the advantage and disadvantages of each. Add to Calendar
  • July 24 2019
    Inspection Methods for Die Castings: External Inspection 07/24/2019 This session will look at measuring the geometric dimensions of a die casting. Coordinated Measuring Machines (CMMs) have been used extensively for measuring the dimensions and form of die castings, but technology is developing new ways. Add to Calendar
  • July 25 2019
    Inspection Methods for Die Castings: Functional Tests 07/25/2019 This session will look at how functional tests are developed and implemented for die castings. Parts that require pressure or leak tightness need some way to measure that. Add to Calendar
  • July 30 2019
    Advanced GD&T Part 1 07/30/2019 The first part of the series will start with a brief overview of the fundamentals and symbols for GD&T. A review of LMC, MMC and feature of size application. We will then focus on datums on several different castings. Starting with Planar datum features, selection of datums, and datum targets. Datum construction using axis and centerplanes. Application drawings and casting drawings will be used to illustrate these concepts. Add to Calendar
  • July 31 2019
    Advanced GD&T Part 2 07/31/2019 The next part of the series start with rule 1 and 2 and then will go into detail to understand the concepts of basic dimensions, virtual conditions, inner and outer boundary, worst case boundary and bonus tolerances. Form conditions will then be examined and how they apply to castings. Add to Calendar
  • August 6 2019
    Train the Trainer Course 08/06/2019 Add to Calendar
  • August 15 2019
    Improving Die Casting Through Additive Manufacturing 08/15/2019 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. Add to Calendar
  • 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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