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    Subject Description Form

    ISE306 Subject Code

    Tool Design Subject Title

    3 Credit Value

    3 Level

    Pre-requisite/Co-Nil requisite/Exclusion

    This subject enables the student to learn and apply the design of different tools, Objectives

    both technical and economical aspects, with reference to various production

     equipment and components, such as jigs and fixtures, press tools for sheet metal

    working, molds for plastic injection molding, and die casting.

    Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to Intended Learning


    a. apply the basic principles in designing general jigs and fixtures, as well as

     molds and dies;

    b. assess the performance of a given tool design for meeting the specific

    design criteria;

    c. evaluate the effects of a given tool design on work quality.

    1. Fundamental Principles of Tool Design Subject Synopsis/

    Indicative Syllabus

    Design criteria consideration; Application and justification of tool-type

    selection; Selection of tooling materials

    2. Design of Jigs and Fixtures

    Principles of location and clamping; Design consideration of different

    types of jigs and fixtures; Applications and case studies

    3. Design of Presswork Tools

    Blanking, piercing, bending, forming, and drawing tools; Compound,

    combination, and progressive tools; Justification of die selection

    4. Design of Plastic Molds

    Basic construction of plastic injection molds; Functions and requirements

    of individual components; Decision for the number of cavities

    5. Design of Die Casting Molds

    Design criteria and basic construction of different die casting molds,

    including the gating and runner systems; Applications and case studies 13.7.2010

A mixture of lectures, tutorial exercises, laboratory work, and case studies are Teaching/Learning

    used to deliver various topics on this subject matter. Students are divided into Methodology

    small groups and instructed to tackle several major tasks in real life via different

     CAD software packages. The tasks are covered in a problem-based format, as this can enhance the attainment of the learning objectives. Others are covered through guided studies in order to develop students’ ability of “learning to


     Assessment Methods

    in Alignment with

    Specific assessment % Intended subject learning outcomes to Intended Learning

    methods/tasks weighting be assessed Outcomes

    a b c

    ; ; 1. Assignments 20%

    ; ; 2. Test 40%

    ; ; ; 3. Mini-group Project 40%

    Total 100%

    The assessments are designed to help students reflect on and apply periodically the knowledge throughout the class period.

    Student performance is continuously assessed by lab work, tutorials, assignments, progress tests, and mini-group projects, as well as presentations and written reports. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding

    and abilities in these assessment components, which are aligned with the intended learning outcomes.

    Class contact: Student Study

    Effort Expected

     Lectures 30 Hrs.

     Tutorial, Tests, Laboratory, and Mini-project 12 Hrs. Other student study effort: Assignments 20 Hrs. Preparation for Test, Presentation, and 55 Hrs. Report Writing

    Total student study effort 117 Hrs. 1. Spitler, D, Lantrip, J, Nee, J, and Smith DA, Fundamentals of Tool Reading List and thDesign, 5 edn, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn References

    nd2. Boyes, WE (Ed.), Handbook of Jig and Fixture Design, 2 edn, Society

    of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn


    3. Menning, G and Stoeckhert, K, Mold-making Handbook: For the Plastics ndEngineer, 2 edn, Hanser Gardner Publications, Cincinnati

    4. Injection Moulds (latest ed.), MS Welling (trans.), VDI-Verlag,


    5. Menqes, G, Michaeli, W, and Mohren, P, How to Make Injection Moulds, nd2 edn, Hanser Gardner Publications, Cincinnati

    6. Street, A (Ed.), The Diecasting Book, Latest Edition, Portcullis Press,

    Redhill, Surrey


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