(From an email from NADCA Feb 10, 2016. The first webinar (Feb 8, 2016) is available to download at no charge and is a fantastic description of the basics of die casting and the die casting industry, by Dr. Steve Midson. Register and download the video.)
Are you interested in learning more about product design for die castings?
Die casting is a high production rate reproducible method of creating complex metal components. However, the die casting is only as good as the initial design. To make the best die castings one has to create a design that matches the process. Dr. Steve Midson, President of The Midson Group, will be presenting a three part webinar which focuses on design concepts to aid designers in crafting their design to take advantage of the die casting process. In addition, common die castings defects and design pitfalls will be covered.
Part 1 - Die Casting Process: What is the die casting process? (click to view video)
Aired Live February 8, 2016
To design die castings the designer should understand the basic process. The steps in the high pressure die casting process will be explained. In addition some aspects of the process design will be covered. This will address selection of the machine size, location of runners, and the filling pattern. Finally, high performance modifications of the die casting process will be covered. These processes include semi solid and squeeze casting.
Part 2 - Die Casting Defects: Where do they come from? (click to view video)
Aired Live February 15, 2016 12PM CST
Sometimes die castings contain features that keep the casting from meeting the designer's requirements. When this happens we call these features defects. This section will cover many common defects such as porosity, hot tears, and leakers. The causes of these casting features and their remedies will be presented.
Part 3 - Design for Die Casting: What features can and should be die cast? (click to view video)
Aired Live February 22, 2016 12PM CST
This section will focus on the design of die casting components. Geometry optimization will be discussed at length. Die casting features such as draft, fillets, parting lines, bosses, and more will be discussed with examples. Conversion from assemblies to die castings will also be shown. The machining characteristics will be covered, and the wide variety of surface finishes as well.
This webinar series is FREE to join! These 60-minute presentations will not only address important information on the topic but also provide adequate time for questions, answers, and discussion.
Can't join the webinar during the scheduled time? That's ok! Just sign up and you will receive a copy of the webinar to download once it's complete!
Wait, there's more! Request your FREE copy of the Die Casting Capabilities Directory.
Last year NADCA created a Die Casting Capabilities Directory publication. This publication includes company information based on the following criteria:
1. Geographic Listing
2. Metals Poured
4. Machining Operations
5. Finishing Operations
6. End Markets
The Die Casting Capabilities Directory is the answer to any OEM's need to find die casting companies in a quick and easy manner. To request your FREE copy of the Die Casting Capabilities Directory please click here.
If you are not interested in attending this webinar series or obtaining this publication but know someone who might benefit from it, please pass this information along to them.
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