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Basic Die Making-Die Theory – Apprentice (8/17-9/30/20)

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm






Course Description:

This course is designed to teach the principles of blanking and/or piercing dies; bending; screwing and dowel holes; die life; punches; pilots; die-block construction; strippers and stock guides; shredders and knockouts; nest gages; pushers; die stops; stock materials utilization and strip layout principles.

Course Objectives: Students will learn basic techniques and theories of building and stamping dies along with the essential facts of cutting and forming operations.

Course Outline:

    • Types of dies
    • Die Construction
    • Cutting Clearance
    • Metal forming
    • Die maintenance

Book requirements:

Name: Basic Die Making 
Author: D. Eugene Ostergaard
ISBN: 0-07-046090-6

Date: 8/17-9/30/20  (NO CLASS ON 9/7/20)
Sessions: 13, (39 hours)
Times: 6-9 pm, M & W
Location: MA Offices 320 Busser Rd, 2nd floor
Cost (member): 429+book
Cost (non-member): 642+book


  • All self pays must be paid in advance of attendance.


August 17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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