Discusses basic metal deformation theory, presses and ancillary equipment, die construction, and die component identification. Covers various die types and draws the various detail components using both traditional and computer-aided drafting.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Stress/strain relationships.
- Press working forces.
- Mechanical presses.
- Mechanical press driving mechanisms and number of actions.
- Special presses and equipment.
- Die shoes, guide pins, and heels.
- Punches, buttons, and punch holders.
- Backing plates, risers, and cutting steels.
- Composite steels and trimming die cutters.
- Forming steels, bending, curling, and beading.
- Forming steels, flanging, and side movement control.
- Large area deformation of metals and drawing.
- Draw die punches.
- Progressive dies.
Assessment and Requirements
All students will be required to complete a comprehensive final examination that assesses the learning of all course objectives This exam must be weighted in a manner so that the exam score is worth a minimum of fifteen percent of the final course grade. This exam is to be a common exam administered to all sections of TAGD 160.
The student will be required to bring the drafting equipment used in previous drafting courses.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.