Event Calendar

Monday, December 13, 2021

Basic Die Design

Start Date: 5/3/2021 6:00 PM CDT
End Date: 12/13/2021 9:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Technology & Manufacturing Association

1651 Wilkening Road
Schaumburg, IL  United States  60173

Organization Name: Technology & Manufacturing Association

Nayhelly Caldera
Email: education@tmaillinois.org
Phone: (847) 993-2134

May 3rd - December 13th 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Graduate of the TMA Related Theory Apprentice Training Program with a focus on Tool & Die Making OR Equivalent industry experience with instructor consent.

Basic Die Design is devoted to the person who has a basic knowledge of drafting, shop mathematics and shop operations. Basic Die Design is the first of two classes using several recognized works. This course lays the groundwork for a prospective die designer.  Students will get exposure to commonly used die protection devices and sensors as part of this class. We will build upon the basics in the intermediate class. The student will be given opportunities to model sheet metal parts and die assemblies in the lab. Since we are using Solidworks platform, each student should have a working knowledge of the software by completing a course in the essentials and sheet metal. The instructor will provide reference models for students to use as they build their own body of work. Reference texts will be provided with the classroom work and students will be given opportunities to build their own library of knowledge.

Course Content Includes:

  • Piece part design. Strip layout and stock strip layouts.
  • Standard die components and die design standards.
  • Drop through, return and inverted, blanking and cut off dies.
  • Compound blank and pierce dies.
  • Solid forming or bending dies.
  • Solid form dies involving the use of steel inserts, heels, wear plates, loading chutes and automatic unloading devices.
  • Single, two way and multiple pressure pad dies.
  • Combination dies to preform blank, form, pierce, extrude, pinch trim, draw and cutoff operations.
  • Progressive dies to perform blank and pierce operations.
Modern software tools like MS-Excel will be used to develop the students’ understanding of calculations for common die components as well in estimating and quoting. We will use the building blocks of die making and design and follow that road to the present day.

Member Price: $4,200
Non-Member Price: $5,900

NOTE: Dates and times subject to change; employers will be notified of any changes. Classes, workshops, or special events require a minimum number of registrants in order to run as scheduled. In the event of a cancellation, TMA will refund your fee IN FULL. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  All cancellations will be assessed a $25 Cancellation Fee. Companies will be charged IN FULL if cancellations are not received in writing, by email (education@tmaillinois.org) or faxed (847-825-0041) by noon 5 business days prior to the start date of the class or workshop. No refunds will be provided after this time. If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.