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NADCA Update 1-3-18: Features Educational Session on Die Coatings

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Jan 3, 2018 5:09:50 PM

Video News Update: Introduction to Die Casting: Die Casting Alloys & Fundamentals

The material presented in this video are some highlights from NADCA’s online webinar - Introduction to Die Casting: Die Casting Alloys & Fundamentals. This series explains chemical composition and physical properties of common alloys used in die casting. The course walks through the die casting process and explains the need for proper die cooling and die lubricants.

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For information on purchasing a downloadable copy of this webinar in its entirety, please visit: www.diecasting.org/store/detail.aspx?id=WEB205



(This post section's content is from the NADCA Update email 1-3-2018)

NADCA's Congress West is Quickly Approaching - Register Today

NADCA is excited to announce the return of Die Casting Congress West on January 11-12, 2018 at the Hilton Long Beach. The Congress will feature technology highlights of our Congress in Atlanta earlier this fall. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception on January 11 and lead into a full day of presentations on January 12.  Presentations to include: 

Session: State of the Industry
An update on the current state of the die casting industry.
Paul Brancaleon, North American Die Casting Association 

Session: Structural
The ability of the die casting industry to improve cast component performance will help die casting continue to be a relevant manufacturing process. Structural die castings have been identified as having the potential to expand markets for die castings by providing improved mechanical properties. Higher strengths and elongations allow die castings to be used as structural, or even crash-worthy, components on automobiles. Research on alloys and heat treatments used in structural die castings will be presented during this session.
Paul Brancaleon, North American Die Casting Association 
Session: Die Coatings  
Die casting is a harsh environment for dies and tooling. Heat checking, soldering and wash-out are all issues that die cast tooling faces. Research is being performed on the use of coatings to not only protect the tooling, but also reduce the amount of die spray needed. Protecting the surface of the die, as well as the shot sleeve inner diameter, will extend the life of the die and sleeve, which in turn leads to better quality castings.
Steve Midson, The Midson Group
Session: Computer Modeling
To make higher quality die castings the die casting process needs to be understood on a fundamental level. Transforming the basic principles of die casting into mathematical equations, the process can be simulated on a computer. Advances in computer simulation lead to process improvements, improved tooling, and optimum utilization of new alloys.
Al Miller, The Ohio State University

Session: Advanced Technology    
Customers are constantly looking for higher quality parts at lower costs with shorter lead times. There are limits to the benefits of improving process control. Eventually, new technology is required to meet the demands of new products or stricter quality and functional requirements. This session will look at some of those new technologies and how they can be utilized to improve die castings.  
Beau Glim, North American Die Casting Association

The Congress is sponsored by a limited number of Suppliers that attendees will be able to meet with to learn more about products and services available to the die casting industry.

Sponsors Include: 
Thermtronix Corp
BuhlerPrince Inc
Visi-Trak Worldwide, LLC
Frech USA Inc
B&L Information Systems Inc
Oerlikon Balzers
MAGMA Foundry Technologies Inc
Hill and Griffith Company
Hildreth Manufacturing LLC
Midland Technologies, Inc
Anviloy By Astaras Inc
HPM North America Corporation

The cost is just $20 for NADCA Members and $50 for Non-Members (note that registration includes access to the cocktail hour as well as breakfast and lunch on January 12).  In addition, if you will be sending 5 or more people we are offering special pricing.  

Information and registration can be found here.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melisa Ryzner, CMP at mryzner@diecasting.org or 847.808.3161.

Back By Popular Demand - NADCA National Courses Winter Semester

NADCA has received quite a bit of interest this past year for National Courses. This winter we will be holding a series of courses at our Headquarters in Arlington Height, IL.  From January 8 to February 14 NADCA will be offering the following courses. 

Introduction to Die Casting - January 8 - A one-day course devoted to familiarizing students, designers, engineers and interested buyers with the die casting process. NADCA has prepared this course to review the basics of die casting. This course will provide specifications for various alloys, briefly explaining the types of machines used to cast these alloys and information that compares the die casting process to other processes.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Process Control - January 16 - A one day program devoted to understanding, practicing and implementing control over the combination of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, thermal, metallurgical and feedback processes that function simultaneously in the die casting process.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Machine Systems - January 17 - A one day course created from portions of the Process Control course prior to the 2003 version and dedicated to providing a basic understanding of the die casting machine and how it works to Operating Technicians, Die Casting Technicians, Die Casting Engineers, Tooling Engineers and Maintenance personnel.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Die Cast Problem Solving - January 23 - A one day course designed to solve difficult die cast problems that can't be solved through conventional process engineering methods.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Die Casting Defects - January 24 - A one day program devoted to understanding and identifying the probable causes of defective die castings and to determining and implementing solutions that minimize or eliminate the effects of the problem.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Gating Design & PQ2 - January 29 - 30 - A two-day program devoted to understanding and implementing a proven process for designing and calculating effective gating based on the specific feature of the die, the casting and the power performance of the machine. This course features the New Gating Equation.
Pricing: Corporate Member $500, Individual Member $575 and Non-member $675

Engineering Die Casting Dies - January 31 - February 1 - A two-day program dedicated to providing the process, techniques and references on how die casting dies should be designed to perform the functions required.
Pricing: Corporate Member $500, Individual Member $575 and Non-member $675

Product Design - February 13 - A one day program dedicated to understanding the die casting option and the unique capabilities and advantages that die casting brings to the metal forming market. The workshop also focuses on the principles, concepts and techniques needed to optimize the design of die casting products.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Computer Modeling - February 21 - A one day introduction to the uses and applications of computer simulation in die casting.
Pricing: Corporate Member $300, Individual Member $345 and Non-member $405

Do not miss out on your chance to gain valuable knowledge about die casting parts and processes! To register for a course or courses in the winter semester click here. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melisa Ryzner, CMP at 847.808.3161 or via email at mryzner@diecasting.org.

About the North American Die Casting Association

Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) represents the voice of the die casting industry, representing more than 3,100 individual and some 300 corporate members in the United States, Canada and Mexico. NADCA is committed to promoting industry awareness, domestic growth in the global marketplace and member exposure.

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