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MFG 400 - Introduction to Die Making

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2020

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 60
Course Description:
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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

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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