WLDG1375 Precision Metal Stamping Setup

This course prepares the student to learn the fundamentals of parts inspection and quality control and to develop skills and knowledge on how to setup mechanical power presses. Topics covered include: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT) interpreting engineering drawings, sensor and die protection, programming feed and speed and pilot release, applied metal forming theory, applied geometry and trigonometry, calibration and statistical process control (SPC).




WLDG1370 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Set up single hit, compound and progressive dies
Demonstrate correct starting point for coil fed material
Set feed controls, speed and release for coil fed operations
Demonstrate proper feed-line height setup
Program the die sensors
Conduct frist article inspection for setup
Practice trial stamp piece parts on hand fed and coil fed setups
Set up safety system
Set up lubrication and coolant system
Adjust lubrication and coolant system
Set up press with required tooling
Demonstrate proper operation of press with required tooling
Explain operation of sensors
Verify proper operation of sensors
Explain press and in-line components
Explain Fundamental Die Theory
Detect raw material defects
Troubleshoot running process

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details