Equipment/Tool Design and Development

This class will introduce you to basic machine design concepts, common die assemblies, and inspection devices. You will also learn about current developments in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the role of equipment and tool design
  • Describe key considerations in machine design
  • Describe key considerations in die design
  • Identify the components of a die
  • Describe common pressworking dies
  • Describe forging dies
  • Describe die casting and extrusion dies
  • Define tolerance and tolerancing methods
  • Describe working, inspection, and master gages
  • Describe XX, X, Y, and Z gages
  • Describe common gages used in manufacturing
  • Describe common inspection devices
  • Describe nanotechnology and the nanoscale
  • Describe nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for engineers in R&D working towards design/simulation/testing of products/processes/systems.
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Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, 1st level supervisors

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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