TAGD-165: Cutting and Forming Dies

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Graphic Design
Course Number
Course Title
Cutting and Forming Dies
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
TAGD-130 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Presents basic die design criteria and methods. Introduces various die types and draws the various die assemblies using both traditional and computer-aided drafting.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Blanking dies.
  2. Blanking die design project.
  3. Pierce dies.
  4. Pierce die design project.
  5. Forming dies.
  6. Solid forming die design project.
  7. Flanging die design project.
  8. Draw dies.
  9. Stretch draw dies.
  10. Stretch draw die design project.
  11. Trimming dies.
  12. Trim die design project.
  13. Progressive dies.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Utilize manual drawing techniques to make sketches and drawings to design dies.*
  • Design various styles of dies.*
  • Uutilize various drawings of example objects to develop spatial relationships.
  • Visualize and explain die design.
  • Interpret actual industrial drawings of die assemblies.*
  • Utilize actual dies that have been manufactured in other classes as drawing projects for this class.
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    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 165.

    General Course Requirements and Recommendations

    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.


    Approval Dates

    Effective Term
    Fall 2014
    ILT Approval Date
    AALC Approval Date
    Curriculum Committee Approval Date