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NADCA Educational Course: "Find Out How Die Casting Lubricants and Sprays Affect Casting Quality

Posted by Paul Brancaleon on Jul 3, 2019 9:40:52 AM

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This NADCA series will look at, die sprays, plunger lubricants and their effect on casting quality.

With an in-depth discussion of both die and plunger lubricants we will look at their chemistry, function, application and effects on casting production and quality. The course will review pulse spray, its application and results at two production facilities. Hydrostatic spray will also be reviewed with application examples and use of hydrostatic spray.

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(Illustration from the Hill and Griffith Company archives.)


Part 1 - Fundamentals - This course will go through the fundamentals of die casting lubricants. The course starts with the basics of the conventional use of external lubrication and cooling of die cast dies. The methods of spray application and the reason lube is applied to die casting dies. The function, chemistry, care and maintenance of the lubricants is reviewed. The spray section ends with review of potential defects caused by variation in spray application. For each defect, solutions to resolve those defects are taught. 
Date: July 9, 2019
Part 2 - Pulse Spray, Electrostatic Spray and Plunger Lubrication - The application and background of pulse spray is reviewed. Actual Case Studies are reviewed on the application of pulse spray in two die casting facilities.
Electrostatic Spray - The basic principles of electrostatic spray are reviewed. The application of electrostatic spray is demonstrated.
Plunger Lubrication - The function, chemistry and application of plunger lubricants are reviewed. This webinar also reviews the effect on quality of die cast parts if the plunger application is not closely controlled.
Date: July 10, 2019


Presented by Paul Brancaleon

Register for a Webinar:
Part 1 - Fundamentals
Part 2 - Pulse Spray, Electrostatic Spray and Plunger Lubrication


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Register for the 2 part series

These webinars will take place at 12pm CST on the dates listed. The cost per webinar is $69 for Corporate Members, $99 for Individual Members or $119 for Non-Members. Please note that registering for a webinar grants you access to the live broadcast on the given date. No recordings or pdfs of the presentation will be issued.

(Thanks to the North American Die Casting Association for including this in their July 3, 2019 newsletter.)


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