This laboratory/lecture course links the knowledge and manipulative skills needed for work with drafting instruments to create line work, lettering, geometric construction, sketching, multi-view projection, sectioning, basic dimensioning, and isometric, oblique and perspective projection.
This course incorporates the basic principles associated with industrial communications including graphical, oral and written techniques. It stresses the essentials of writing and speaking in various drafting situations.
This technical blueprint-reading course, with practical applications, is structured around a workbook approach to learning. Topics include basic projection of views, lines, reading scales, sketching, isometric and oblique projection, sections, perspectives, threads, title blocks, stock lists and interpreting blueprints. This course also contains a brief introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
This technical blueprint-reading course, with practical applications, is structured around a workbook approach to learning with lecture sessions preceding workbook assignments. Topics include fits between mating parts, measuring instruments, gages, mechanical comparators, inspection of dimensions in layout, and CMM. Students are required to check manufactured parts against part prints with precision measuring devices.
This course uses a workbook approach to develop fundamental spatial and visualization skills necessary for understanding and applying information on technical drawings. Topics include projection of points, lines, and planes; revolution of objects; intersection of planes and solids; and projection of oblique and true view surfaces. Drawings are created using CAD. Prior and recent CAD knowledge would be an asset in this course.
This technical course is structured around a workbook approach to learning. The principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are applied to reading blue-prints and engineering drawings. The most current industrial standards are referenced (ANSI/ASME Y14.5M-1994). Topics of study include the following geometric tolerances: form, profile, location, orientation, and runout. The specific tolerances covered are concentricity, circularity, straightness, parallelism, flatness, cylindricity, position, perpendicularity, angularity, circular runout, total runout, profile of a surface, profile of a line, and symmetry. Other areas of study are datums, datum targets, the interpretation of fits, limits and tolerances, and tolerancing for the location of features.
This theory course is structured primarily for tool-and-die apprentice students. Lecture topics include: dies and die types, presses and press accessories, blanking and piercing dies, die life, die blocks, die sets, die materials and material utilization, and fundamental die accessories. Emphasis is on drop-through blank dies.
This theory course is structured primarily for tool-and-die apprentice students. This course emphasizes the theory associated with sheet metal progressive draw dies. Lecture topics include: how to select a die, conventional progressive dies, progressive transfer dies, carbide progressive dies, electrical discharge machining (EDM) and progressive dies, press selection and press accessories, grinding operations, cam slides, notch stations, draw and redraw stations, stops, sensors, and die protection. This course also investigates the components, knowledge, and review of tool-and-die standardized components and catalogs.
This design course is structured primarily for tool-and-die apprentice students. It is the first half of the laboratory application component for TDSN135 and TDSN136 and should be taken after completing TDSN136. Lectures are followed by laboratory sessions that consist of developing sheet metal die components. Emphasis is on application of design ideas and being able to communicate design ideas graphically. Topics include basic tools, dies and punches; blanking force and standard die sets and die components with emphasis on progressive dies.
This design course is structured primarily for tool-and-die apprentice students and is ideal for tool-and-die journeyman with several years in the trade who wish to update their skills. It is the second half of the laboratory application component for TDSN135 and TDSN136 and should be taken after completing TDSN138. Emphasis is on application of design ideas related to sheet metal dies and being able to communicate appropriate design ideas graphically. Topics include development of a process flowchart, progression of dies, development of draw and flange stations, press cushions and air pins, horizontal cams, and knowledge of tool-and-die standardized components and catalogs.
This course provides drafting technology students with the ability to analyze, design and develop solutions to mechanical design problems. The instructional approach encourages students to conceptualize and communicate using engineering graphics, mathematics and technical science emphasizing the manufacturability of a particular new product design. Drawings are created using CAD. Prior and recent CAD knowledge would be an asset in this course.
This course focuses on the design of indexing jigs and milling fixtures. Use of standard components from various catalogs is also emphasized. Drawings are created using CAD. Prior and recent CAD knowledge would be an asset in this course.
This course is designed to introduce students to the operation of CAD software and reinforce drafting and design standards. Students learn the basic functions of CAD software including commands and toolbars. Students demonstrate the ability to create two-dimensional drawings and manipulate and edit geometric shapes.
This course is designed to develop technical skills in solid modeling with an introduction to parametric modeling technology. Students are taught the techniques that enable them to customize menus, screens and develop personal time-saving production routines commonly found in industry. Advanced drafting concepts are also included in this course.