Product Design for Die Castings Webinar Series

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?
Date: December 11, 2018
Time: 10am CST
Description: 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.
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Part 2 – Die Casting Defects: Where do they come from?
Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 10am CST
Description: 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.
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Part 3 – Design for Die Casting: What features can and should be die cast?
Date: December 17, 2018
Time: 10am CST
Description: 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.
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Interested in downloading your FREE copy of NADCA Product Specification Standards for Die Casting?

This manual covers specification, design and production guidance for both users and manufacturers of conventional high pressure die castings. The manual presents tooling and processes information, alloy properties, standard and precision tolerances, GD&T, design guidelines, quality assurance provisions and more.

Revisions for this edition include: updated die casting die specification checklist; additional guidelines to increase die life; alloy composition and properties of company specific alloys; additional data for zinc alloys at temperature; EN specifications and chemical compositions for aluminum alloys; expanded zinc cross reference specifications and chemical compositions; clarified parting line calculation terminology; additional miniature die casting die materials; information on small metal savers and bumping ejector pins; and updated commercial practices to include compliance with laws and intellectual property. New, improved and updated photographs and line drawings have been added throughout.

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Want to learn a little more about NADCA?

The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) was founded in 1989 through the merger of the American Die Casting Institute (ADCI, founded in 1928) and the Society of Die Casting Engineers (SDCE, founded in 1957).

NADCA represents the voice of the die casting industry and is committed to promoting industry awareness, domestic growth in the global marketplace and member exposure. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, the association is comprised of both individual members and corporate members located throughout United States, Canada and Mexico. Click here for more information!