Die Maker

Die makers plan the sequence of operations required to fabricate tools, dies, and fixtures and jigs and then perform those operations on manual and CNC machine tools such as lathes and milling or grinding machines. Die makers set up and operate machine tools to create the parts and then assemble those parts into the final tool, die, or fixture. They also inspect finished parts to ensure they meet specifications.


Metal Cutting

Basic Cutting Theory 201 
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301 
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311 
Cutting Tool Materials 321 
Carbide Grade Selection 331 


Lean Manufacturing Overview 101 
5S Overview 151 
Troubleshooting 181 
Kaizen Workshop 


Grinding Processes 201 
Basic Grinding Theory 221 
Surface Grinder Operation 251 
Cylindrical Grinder Operation 252 
Grinding Variables 301 
Grinding Wheel Materials 331 
Dressing and Truing 341 
Grinding Wheel Geometry 361 


Creating a CNC Milling Program 302 
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312 
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321 
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322 
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals 


Intro to GD&T 200 (1994) 
Interpreting GD&T 310 (1994) 
Basic Measurement 101 
Calibration Fundamentals 111 
Basics of Tolerance 121 
Blueprint Reading 131 
Hole Standards and Inspection 141 
Thread Standards and Inspection 151 
Intro to GD&T 200 (1994) 
Interpreting GD&T 310 (1994) 


Press Basics 110 
Stamping Safety 115 
Punch and Die Operations 120 
Die Components 130  
Die Cutting Variables 200 
Monitoring Press Operations 220 
Die Cutting Variables 200 
Metal Stamping Press Maintenance & Troubleshooting 
Stamping Die Certificate Program 

Press Brake

Press Brake Components 110 
Die Bending Operations 130 


Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111 
Ferrous Metals 231 

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Math Fundamentals 101 
Math: Fractions and Decimals 111 
Units of Measurement 112 
Geometry: Lines and Angles 151 
Geometry: Triangles 161 
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171 
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211 


Introduction to OSHA 101 
Personal Protective Equipment 111 
Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121 
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141 
SDS and Hazard Communication 151 
Bloodborne Pathogens 161 
Walking and Working Surfaces 171 
Fire Safety and Prevention 181 
Hand and Power Tool Safety 201 
Safety for Lifting Devices 211 
Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221 


ISO 9000 Review 121 
Introduction to Lean: Overview of the Lean Toolbox 
Understanding the Tools and Best Practices of Lean Manufacturing 
Six Sigma Green Belt 
Six Sigma Yellow Belt 

Design & Engineering

Measurement Inspection and Gaging Level 1 

Supervisor Essentials

Manufacturing Technology Fundamentals