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Learn to Properly Operate the Die Casting Machine

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on May 24, 2017 4:28:39 PM

Setup, Startup, Warm-up, Shutdown and Safety - Learn to Properly Operate the Die Casting Machine with courses from the North American Die Casting Association.

This year NADCA will be focusing on presenting thier Nation Courses in webinar format. This will allow participants to gain a thorough understanding of the subject matter without the additional cost of travel. There is also the option to attend all courses in a designated Level in order to fulfill certification requirements. NADCA's Operating the Die Casting Machine series is next up on their 2017 course list. Operating the Die Casting Machine is a course detailing the basic die casting setup, startup, warm-up and shutdown.


Part 3: Controls, Setup and SMED – This course will address the controls for operating the die casting machine. It will also review the process for setting up the die and machine. In addition, the Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) process will be taught.
Date: May 24, 2017

Part 4: Startup/Shutdown Procedures, and Normal Operation – This course will address the general procedures for starting up and shutting down a die. It will also review what to do, and be aware of, to ensure the normal operation of the die continues.
Date: May 25, 2017

Part 5: Eliminating Casting Defects – This course will address the defects found in high pressure die casting and what can be done to eliminate these defects from an operator's point of view. 
Date: May 30, 2017

Part 6: Safety – This course will address safety concerns for operators in die casting environments. Environmental hazards, PPE, and hazard communication will be reviewed.   
Date: May 31, 2017
To purchase a single webinar
Part 3: Controls, Setup and SMED 
Part 4:  Startup/Shutdown Procedures, and Normal Operation 
Part 5: Eliminating Casting Defects
Part 6: Safety

To purchase access to the webinar series
Operating the Die Casting Machine Webinar Series

These webinars will take place at 1pm CDT on the dates listed. The cost per webinar is $69 for Corporate Members, $99 for Individual Members or $119 for Non-Corporate 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 purchasing access to the entire Operator Training Level 1, Tooling Level 1, Process Level 1 or Maintenance Level 1 you will also be granted access to these courses to view later in the Online Education System.

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

Additional Upcoming Webinars:

Fundamentals of Hydraulic-Part 1: Basic Structure and Concepts of Hydraulic Power – June 6, 2017
Fundamentals of Hydraulic – Part 2: Hydraulic Pumps and Motors – June 7, 2017
Fundamentals of Hydraulic – Part 3: Hydraulic Reciprocating Actuators – June 8, 2017


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Researchers at Brunel University London are developing a new generation of ultra-light car parts that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.

The three-year, £7.5m project is a partnership driven by Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Jaguar Land Rover and others.

Liquid metal engineering experts will work on it from Brunel’s Advanced Metals Casting Centre (AMCC) and Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC) at its Uxbridge campus in West London.

The aim is to perfect incredibly light, thin-walled aluminium die-cast parts for future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, which could be used for shock absorption, chassis parts or door closures.

With BCAST bridging the gap between fundamental research and industry application, they hope to help create lighter vehicles and reduce fuel costs and emissions.

“By casting a vehicle that is lighter, you improve fuel efficiency, because they need less energy to propel them along to the road” said BCAST Director of Programmes, Eric Nyberg. “And better fuel consumption means cleaner air by pumping fewer polluting gases into the environment.”

The research venture is partly funded by the government and by project partners, with £3.7m from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). The project is one of seven sharing a massive £62m APC cash injection to make the UK a global leader in low-emissions technology. Put together, the APC says these projects will create or safeguard 2,370 UK jobs and help it save 50 million tonnes of CO2 by 2023.

Ian Constance, APC Chief Executive, said: “The funding demonstrates the depth of low-carbon development that is in the UK. From powertrain, to light-weighting, to energy storage, these new projects will not only lower emissions but secure thousands of jobs, address supply chain gaps, and help the UK become a true global leader in advanced vehicle technology.”

Reported by:

Hayley Jarvis, Media Relations

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