|Tool Jig and Die maker|
Purpose of the qualification
Toolmakers are highly specialised artisans who should be able to produce a specific tool or jig from raw material to fine tolerances in order to minimise the cost of producing mass production components.
What will the students learn?
The craft of a toolmaker enables qualified people to plan and design in order to manufacture cost efficient high quality jigs and dies to be used in the production of mass-produced components, with an understanding of the automotive industry, engineering industries and precision injection moulding for the food industry.
The following is a condensed version of the curriculum:
- Knowledge of the tensile strength and flexibility of different metals
- Turning with a tolerance of 0,03 mm
- Milling with a tolerance of 0,03 mm and squareness of 0,03 mm
- Surface grinding with a tolerance of 0,010 mm
- Designing specialised shapes for components as well as the manufacturing of composites
- Knowledge of the hardening processes of various types of steel
- The construction and design of jig gauges
- Reading and interpreting engineering drawings
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Curriculum: Tool Jig and Die maker curriculum 2014