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NADCA - Thermal Control Webinar Series - Diecasting

Posted by Dr. Morris Murphy on May 8, 2019 9:29:10 AM

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Controlling the temperature of a die casting die through the location of cooling lines is critical to performance and die life.

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A properly designed system of water and/or oil lines will process heat energy so the die can be operated productively with the highest part quality possible. NADCA has created a three level approach to addressing thermal control. This series is broken down by beginner, intermediate and advanced courses suitable for people with varying levels of knowledge in this area.



Part 2: Intermediate Approach to Designing Cooling of Dies - This will look at where the Simplified Approach formulae came from. It will take a more mathematical approach to the problem and include more variables, such as metal temperature.  This will also look at more complex parts and work out how you calculate the cooling for castings with complex cores.
Date:  May 8, 2019

Part 3: Advanced Approach to Designing Cooling of Dies - In this course there are more advanced details on cooling. Namely:
-Transient effects due to Thermal Diffusivity
-Cooling of runners and biscuit to reduce shrinkage effects
-How a fountain/bubbler works
-The use of jet cooling and why it works, plus strengths and weaknesses
-Oil cooling/heating of dies
-Combining oil and water in one die and why we would do this
-Changing the heat transfer within a die drifts. 
Date: May 9, 2019

Part 4: Die Spray and Bringing it all Together - This final webinar covers the approach to die spray and how to bring that into the design. It then gives an example where all the facets of the die are brought together as a demonstration. It will give an example that covers general cooling, specific or spot cooling, oil heating, jet cooling and die spray.   
Date: May 14, 2019


Presented by Dr. Morris Murray

Purchase a single webinar
Part 2:  Intermediate Approach to Designing Cooling of Dies
Part 3: Advanced Approach to Designing Cooling of Dies 
Part 4: Die Spray and Bringing it all Together

These webinars will take place at 3pm CDT 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. 

If you are not interested in attending this webinar but know someone who might benefit from it, please pass this information along to them.


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