Sep 24, 2023
MFG 400 - Introduction to Die Making
Last Date of Approval: Fall 2020
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 60
This course will introduce the student to fundamentals and design of tool and die, with an orientation of metallurgy related to the fabrication of die components.
Mode(s) of Instruction: online/face-to-face
Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.
Course Fees: None
Common Course Assessment(s): All assessments are common amongst all course sections
Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
- Identify the basic parts of an elementary die.
- Identify the die block, punches, punch retainer, stripper, and stop as related to die sets
- Identify the different types of die sets and their advantages and disadvantages
- Identify the various metals in die fabrication to include hot rolled, cold rolled and tool steels
- Fabricate basic die components using correct materials
- List the advantages and disadvantages of various steels in die components
- Describe various heat treatments to include hardening, tempering and annealing of ferrous metals.
- Assess various conditions that effect die component life
- Calculate proper cutting clearance for material thickness and type
- Identify the 3 stages of shearing action
- Identify from piece parts and die parts what has contributed to wear and life of the die
- Demonstrate how to handle slugs and scraps when designing a die
- Calculate bend allowances and clearances for bending dies
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