Stamping Die Certificate Program

The Stamping Die Certificate Program is an intensive and comprehensive training and recognition program designed to develop the knowledge skill set relating to your work specialty: stamping dies. Earning a stamping die certificate is not easy. First, participants sit for a pre-exam to pinpoint challenge areas. Then use the next three days of intensive stamping die training to address these challenge areas. On the last day, take a voluntary 50 question final exam that, when passed, qualifies you to receive your SME Stamping Die Certificate.

Class Details

Class Name:
Stamping Die Certificate Program
This program is designed for any manager, manufacturing and process engineer, tool and die designer, tool and die engineer and technician, estimator, tool and die room supervisor.
3 Day Course

Learning Objectives

  • Various nuances of sheet metal
  • Press types and mechanical limitations
  • Cutting and methods to increase punch life and establish correct cutting clearance
  • All facets of progressive and draw die
  • Sequencing methods, model aids and forming simulation for die development
  • CNC, assembly, tryout, and troubleshooting for the manufacturing process
  • Cost estimating of stamping dies

Outline At-a-Glance

Stamping Die Fundamentals

  • Defining stamping dies - operations
  • Cutting
  • Forming
  • Progressive
  • Line
  • Transfer
  • Understanding the basic function of various die components

Understanding Sheet Metal

  • Commercial names
  • Thickness tolerance
  • Basic steel making process
  • Mechanical properties

Understanding the Press

  • Basic types
  • Mechanical limits
  • Generating a hole
  • Progressive Dies
  • Strip starting and gauging
  • Trimming and piercing
  • Pressure pads
  • Bending and flanging
  • Extruding, curling and hemming operations
  • Developing the carrier strip
  • Part ejection
  • Air ejection

Draw Dies

  • Draw die nomenclature
  • Understanding metal flow
  • Blank development
  • Understanding draw ratios
  • Controlling metal flow
  • Draw die development

Basic Die Development/Manufacturing Process

  • Processing
  • CNC
  • Assembly
  • Try-out
  • Troubleshooting

Cost Estimating of Stamping Dies

  • Progressive dies
  • Line dies
  • Transfer dies