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Low Pressure Die Casting Basics

$140.00

Low Pressure Die Casting Basics provides an introduction to the terminology, equipment, and processing steps associated with low pressure die casting.

Learning Hours: 1.5

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Course Description

Low Pressure Die Casting Basics provides an introduction to the terminology, equipment, and processing steps associated with low pressure die casting. Presented in THORS’ highly visual and interactive learning format, this course will improve process knowledge for employees in low pressure die casting foundries.

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Who will benefit from this Low Pressure Die Casting course?

Companies, individuals, or educational institutions who wish to more clearly understand the terminology, equipment, and processing steps associated with low pressure die casting

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Low Pressure Die Casting Basics

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the basic components of an LPDC machine.
  2. Identify the important aspects of an LPDC die or mold.
  3. Recall the basic LPDC processing steps.
  4. Recognize the defects common to the LPDC process.
  5. Recall important troubleshooting steps to increase LPDC process efficiency.
3D illustration demonstrating low pressure air being used to force molten metal from a holding furnace into a mold cavity.
Low Pressure Die Casting Basics

Table of Contents

  1. LPDC Foundries
    1. LPDC Foundry Terminology
    2. LPDC Machine Terminology
    3. LPDC Die Terminology
    4. Advantages and Disadvantages
    5. Types of LPDC Processes
      1. Conventional LPDC
      2. Counterpressure Casting
      3. Vacuum Riser-Less Casting
    6. Common LPDC Alloys
  2. LPDC Processing Steps
    1. Mold Production
    2. Core Production
    3. Aluminum Melting
    4. Permanent Mold Coating
    5. Mold Closing
    6. Injection, Cooling, and Ejection
    7. Finishing
  3. Casting Inspection
    1. Visual Inspection
    2. Defects
      1. Hot Tears
      2. Shrinkage Porosity
      3. Gas Porosity
      4. Misruns
    3. Sprue Regulation
    4. Seal Maintenance
    5. Preventing Losses
    6. LPDC Operator Focus

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