2023-2024 Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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TDSN 235 - Tool & Die Design Transfers

4 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [TDSN 136 ]

This design course is structured for both tool-and-die apprentice students and tool-and-die journeypersons with several years in the trade who wish to update their skills.  Lectures are followed by laboratory sessions that consist of developing sheet metal die components. Emphasis is on application of design ideas and being able to communicate design ideas graphically. Topics include basic tools, dies and punches; blanking force and standard die sets; die components with emphasis on progressive dies; development of a process flowchart; progression of die; development of draw and flange stations, press cushions and air pins, and horizontal cams; and knowledge of tool-and-die standardized components and catalogs. 
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Apply the basic fundamentals of tool and die design.

  1. Apply the basic theory of press working sheet metal.
  2. Calculate blanking force for various types of sheet metal.
  3. Calculate blanking force with and without shear on the punch or die.
  4. Calculate stripping force, spring load, compression, and spring types for pressure and stripping pads.
  5. Utilize the placement of screws and dowels in die components.
  6. Utilize various types of punch retainers, punch designs, steel designs and configurations.
  7. Apply the theory and use of pilot pins and dies for locating and registry of sheet metal strips in a progressive die.
  8. Apply various styles and designs of die block construction.
  9. Use stock guides and methods for guiding stock in a sheet metal die.
  10. Apply shedder design techniques in stamping dies. Demonstrate the ability to sketch the various stages of a part in a die progression.
  11. Recognize and utilize current tool and die equipment as it pertains to this course.

Goal 2:  Apply advanced fundamentals of tool and die design.

  1. Apply the use of standard tool and die components.
  2. Develop the design for a process flowchart.
  3. Design various types of notch stations.
  4. Explain the process of transforming sheet metal into a three-dimensional part.
  5. Distinguish between forming and drawing applications.
  6. Explain the use of current tool and die equipment.
  7. Explain the use of Transfer Dies.
  8. Explain the use of Draw Beads.

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