Technician Level Course
Technicians are responsible for the day-to-day technical management and problem solving in a Die Casting plant.
To be fully effective, a Die Casting technician must understand the process at a very fundamental level. This includes the forces, strains, heat and pressure required to drive the process in the right direction.
Many of the problems which arise in a Die Casting plant can be traced back to inadequate technical knowledge of the process.
The subjects in the Technician Course therefore focus on the physical parameters of the process, on how to optimise them for a particular casting and how to measure the results.
People enrolling in these subjects need to have a basic knowledge of high school science and an interest to learn more. However, all the important concepts are explained in detail within the subjects themselves, along with lots of case studies and worked examples.
These subjects are designed to equip people for the practical application of knowledge in a manufacturing environment.
There is no single job description or qualification for a Die Casting technician. These courses are therefore suitable for people with a wide range of backgrounds, including:
- Toolmakers, electricians and hydraulics technicians who want to understand the process at a higher level
- Maintenance trades people
- People with an engineering qualification who want to fast-track their knowledge of the process.
- CAD designers who need to properly understand the process for input into process modelling, product design and die design.
The subjects are divided into four sections:
These subjects are the ideal starting point for both technicians and managers who already have some experience in the Die Casting industry. They are not just a series of photos and descriptions of various types of defects. Instead, they teach, in an engaging way, about the fundamental causes of the defects and the procedures and knowledge which must be used to eliminate them from the process.
These subjects cover the fundamental knowledge that you need to have to master the Die Casting process. Rather than a general scientific approach, all the topics have a direct application to the Die Casting process, but with enough breadth to impart a sound understanding. As well as basic equations and formulas, plenty of real-life examples are given.
With many Die Casting dies, the defects that they produce have been unwittingly designed into them at the product development stage. These subjects teach you how to avoid these mistakes by designing the problems out of the process and out of the tooling.
These subjects are suitable for anyone who is part of a development team for Die Cast parts.
Even with the best tooling and the best machines, the Die Casting process must be monitored. You need to know how to measure the process, what to measure, how to analyse the data and how to present the results. Control of the process parameters and effective post casting operations are key issues for continuous improvement.