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Diecasting technician shortages - new training programme offers help

The long-term global demand for die cast parts, of all types and sizes, continues on an upward trend with more and more parts being re-designed for diecasting.

This is however creating problems for diecasting plants which need to recruit new technicians to increase their workforce and meet the escalation in demand.

A growing list of companies have found a new way to solve these problems – they are hiring suitable new people, many of them young and who may have worked in completely different industries, and enrolling them in a new online training program in Die Casting Technology.

The programme enables new recruits to quickly learn all of the important technical aspects of the process without excessive pressure being put on existing staff. Combining this structured learning with the practical skills and experience they learn in the plant, enables them to become highly productive in a much shorter period of time.


Right first time success

Increasing the first shot success rate and enabling a ‘right first time’ experience throughout the production process, from initial design through to volume and series production, can save significant time and money for a company.

Completing this specialised course in diecasting ensures that there are no gaps in technical knowledge for employees and it can help to avoid bad habits being learned, greatly improving their performance and reducing the incidence of out of spec castings being produced.  

The Cast Metals Federation is supporting this online course in the UK with local experts who can provide workshops, mentoring and additional training as required.

The programme includes courses that will be suitable for production engineers, technicians and designers as well as machine operators and whilst the focus is around high pressure diecasting, there are courses that will be equally relevant to gravity and low pressure companies.

For more information about the programme, contact the Cast Metals Federation on Tel: +44 (0) 121 809 3500, email: [email protected]