Introduces parametric-based solid modeling using Creo Parametric software. Emphasis is placed on solids modeling concepts, including development, modifying and editing models. Additional concepts include documenting of models using drawing mode and combining models into assemblies using assembly mode. Recommended: Previous drafting experience or course; previous work on computers (Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, etc.).
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.)
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)
Applies previously developed SolidWorks skills to advanced functionalities using multibody construction, sheet metal design, 3D sketches for weldments, surfacing, and mold splitting techniques. Preparation for SolidWorks certification will be completed prior to taking a certification exam of your choice. (Prerequisite: 617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks)
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)
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)
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)