DRAF-210: Die Design

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Industrial Drafting/CAD Techn
Academic Level
Course Subject
Industrial Drafting
Course Number
Course Title
Die Design
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
DRAF-130, DRAF-142, and MATH-100 or above
Catalog Course Description

Focuses on advanced drawing techniques in the layout and design of production press work dies. Typical dies covered are blank, cam pierce, form, cutoff, draw, and progressive. Press computations and accessories are put in perspective as they relate to design problems. Drawing assignments are done extensively on CAD.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Stamping Die Operations and Types of Stamping Dies
  2. Press Types and Quick Die –Change Systems
  3. Steps to Design a Die, Standard Die Parts
  4. Work piece Part Processing
  5. Material Specifications for Work pieces and Components
  6. Material Strip Layout Analysis and Scrap Strip Analysis
  7. Calculation of Die Clearance, Blanking Area, Blanking Force,
  8. Die Mechanisms, Stock Gages, Stock Stripping and Feed Mechanisms
  9. Die Assembly Drawing Practices Dimensions and Notes
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Identify standard die components
  2. Select standard components from manufacturer’s catalogs
  3. Define the function of die components
  4. Analyze a detail drawing of part to be produced in a die and identify the types of die processes needed to produce the part
  5. Produce a material strip layout for a blanked part
  6. Design and draw a die member for a blank
  7. Design and draw a punch member for a blank
  8. Recognize the difference between blanking and piercing
  9. Compute standard press and material calculations given tables and/or formulas
  10. Apply standard detailing practices for drawing and dimensioning die components
  11. Create assembly drawings of die components
  12. Analyze die assembly drawings to recognize a given die’s function and components
  13. Use and apply terminology of die making processes, part production processes, and material specification

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

All students will be required to complete a set of competencies measured through drawings, tests, written assignments, and achieving a cumulative average of 60% or above.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2020