Tool and Die Design (617)

617-114 -  CAD 3-D SolidWorks  

Introduces SolidWorks parametric-based solid modeling techniques. Exercises will include creating and editing solid parts, assemblies and drawings. Top-down and bottom-up designing techniques will be applied to product design, sheet metal and mold tooling exercises. Exploded views, Bill of Materials, animations, finite element analysis and configurations will be created. File conversions will be explored to and from Creo/Pro-Engineer, Mastercam and AutoCAD software. Recommended: Previous drafting experience or course; previous work on computers (Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, etc.)

3 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
617-115 -  Jig and Fixture Design  

Students continue to develop their CAD skills utilizing SolidWorks design software by creating solid models and producing detail and assembly drawings of jigs and fixtures suitable for manufacturing production of parts and assemblies. Students develop the skills necessary to process information and design the tools, methods and techniques in order to improve manufacturing efficiency and productivity. Emphasizes further development of dimensioning techniques and applying tolerances for functionality and manufacturability. (Prerequisite: 617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks or dean approval)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
617-123 -  Advanced SolidWorks Assembly Modeling  

Applies previously developed SolidWorks skills to model assemblies and drawings using bottom-up, in context, and top-down modeling techniques. Configurations, custom properties, and design tables will be used to solve specific design scenarios. Surfacing, Weldments and Advanced Mold tools functionality will also be explored. (Prerequisite: 617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks)

3 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
617-147 -  Die Design 2  

Students create strip layouts for both bent and formed sheet metal parts using LogoPress design software. Students calculate the flat blank lengths of the part drawing to determine the unfolded part size. Students design complex progressive metal stamping dies for both bent and formed parts incorporating components necessary to satisfy part size dimensions. (Prerequisite: 617-149 Tool Design)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
617-148 -  Die Design 3  

Students create strip layouts for drawn sheet metal parts using LogoPress design software. Students calculate the flat blank size of the part drawing to determine the undrawn part size. Students design complex progressive metal stamping dies for drawn parts incorporating components necessary to satisfy part size dimensions. (Prerequisite: 617-147 Die Design 2)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
617-149 -  Tool Design  

Fundamental stamping die and mold design principles are used to transform part drawings into completed metal stamping die and injection mold designs. Students calculate blanking and stripping forces to select appropriate sized punch press. Parting lines will be determined with core and cavities extracted for a variety of molded parts. One core and cavity will be 3D printed and run in our 90 ton injection molding machine to produce prototype parts. A 3D scanner will be used to reverse engineer a part. (Prerequisites: 617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks; 617-115 Jig and Fixture Design)

4 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
108 Lab hours  
617-152 -  Mold Design 2  

Students apply techniques from the prerequisite Tool Design course to determine more complex core and cavity extractions utilizing surfacing techniques. Virtual shots will be created to validate mold design. Complete two and three plate molds will be created for more complex part geometries. (Prerequisite: 617-149 Tool Design)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
617-153 -  Mold Design 3  

Applies side-pull actions to the manufacture of molded undercuts and hot-runner systems for runner-less high-volume molds. Students apply mold design skills mastered in the prerequisite Mold Design 2 course in combination with new techniques introduced in this course to design molds to meet customer requirements. (Prerequisite: 617-152 Mold Design 2)

3 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours