Tool and Die Making (439)

439-181. SolidWorks for Tool Design 1. (2 Credits)

Students will learn basic part modeling, creating various configurations of a part, assembly modeling, editing models and assemblies, and generating detail part and assembly drawings.

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439-314. Mold Design. (1 Credit)

Mold design concentrates on injection mold design. Instruction builds on the student's knowledge of blueprint reading and machine tool theory. The student will receive instruction in the development of a complete mold design and through the construction process of the assembled molds. The student will receive instruction in various design concepts, as well as, the molding process and its relationship to mold design, mold making, and mold repair.

Prerequisites: (439-331 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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439-324. Die Design. (1 Credit)

This course is designed to further the student's knowledge of die making by having them create the cross-sectional views of the projects that they are making in the tool and die making course. The student is also required to design and make a working retractable disappearing stop for a long-leg die project. Students will draw the working details and an assembly view for their disappearing stop.

Prerequisites: (439-341 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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439-331. Tool and Die Moldmaking I. (5 Credits)

Prepare for an entry-level position in a moldmaking tool and die shop by enhancing knowledge of blueprint reading and machine tool operation. Explore the construction of a two-cavity family mold. Use numerous conventional and computerized machine tools throughout the molding process. Trial run the completed mold. Develop a plan and implement mold corrections. Take part in projects such as analyzing an existing mold or participating as a member of a team on a larger mold project. Learn various molding processes, including plastic injection molding.

Prerequisites: (420-324 with a minimum grade of C- and 420-386 with a minimum grade of C- and 420-323 with a minimum grade of C-)

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439-332. Tool /Die Moldmaking II. (5 Credits)

Develop the skills needed for an entry-level position in a moldmaking tool and die shop, by enhancing knowledge of blueprint reading and machine tool operation. Study the construction of a two-cavity family mold. Use numerous conventional and computerized machine tools throughout the moldmaking process. Trial run the completed mold. Create a plan, and implement mold corrections. Take part in various shop projects such as analyzing an existing mold or participating as a member of a team on a larger mold project. Learn various molding processes, including plastic injection molding.

Prerequisites: (439-331 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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439-341. Tool/Die - Stamping I. (5 Credits)

Develop skills and knowledge through critical thinking and practical application in the construction of progressive dies. Construct two progressive pierce and blank dies that will produce the parts for a non-twist clamp. Make the necessary hardware that turns the stamped pieces into five separate working clamps. Perform the various machining tasks necessary for entry-level employment in various areas of the machining industry. Develop self-reliance while building machining skills.

Prerequisites: (420-324 with a minimum grade of C- and 420-386 with a minimum grade of C- and 420-323 with a minimum grade of C-)

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439-342. Tool/Die - Stamping II. (5 Credits)

Hone skills and knowledge through critical thinking and practical application in the construction of progressive dies. Construct two progressive pierce and blank dies that will produce the parts for a non-twist clamp. Make the necessary hardware to turn the stamped pieces into five separate working clamps. Learn how to perform the various machining tasks necessary for entry-level employment in various areas of the machining industry. Develop self-reliance while building machining skills.

Prerequisites: (439-341 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-)

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439-380. Solidworks/Introduction. (2 Credits)

Students will learn basic part modeling, creating configurations of parts, assembly modeling, editing models and assemblies, and generating detail part and assembly drawings.

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439-380A. Introduction to Solidworks. (1 Credit)

Students will learn basic part modeling, creating configurations of parts, assembly modeling, editing models and assemblies, and generating detail part and assembly drawings.

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439-381. Solidworks II. (2 Credits)

Learn and apply advanced part modeling, advanced assemblies, sheet metal models, file management and create drawings from models.

Prerequisites: (439-380 with a minimum grade of D- or Consent of instructor )

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439-570. Tool & Die Theory I. (3.5 Credits)

Start on the path from tool and die apprentice to journeyperson as you explore advanced trade theory in stamping, blanking, jigs and fixtures, plastics, and die casting. Become familiar with special machines used in the field.

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439-570A. Comp Assist Prog Tool Die Appr. (1.75 Credits)

In this course the tool & die apprentice will be exposed to 2-1/2 axis CAD programming software. The apprentice will be instructed in part geometry creation and editing. After a solid foundation of geometric relationships has been established the apprentice will be required to tool-path several parts to acceptable machining practices. Programming platforms will be 3 Axis Machining Centers and 2 Axis Turning Centers.

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439-570B. Die Design. (1.75 Credits)

Apprentices will use computer software to generate tool paths and design dies used in metal stamping applications.

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439-575. Tool & Die Theory II. (3.5 Credits)

Continue on the path from tool and die apprentice to journeyperson by exploring advanced trade theory in stamping, blanking, jigs and fixtures, plastics, and die casting. Become familiar with special machines used in the field.

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439-575A. Moldmaking. (1.75 Credits)

Tool and Die apprentices will learn and apply the fundamentals of moldmaking and moldmaking design.

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439-575B. SolidWorks Tool & Die Appr. (1.75 Credits)

Apprentices will learn basic part modeling, creating various configurations of a part, assembly modeling, editing models and assemblies, and generating detail part and assembly drawings.

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