Course Descriptions

TAM 155 - Tool and Fixture Design

3 Credits

The students will learn the basics of jig and fixture design. The types, functions and classifications of fixtures will be reviewed. Design economics will be explored and applied. There will be a complete review of different tool types including fixture plates, plate jigs, angle plate fixtures, channel, box, and vise jaw fixtures. Students will design and sketch various tools to demonstrate understanding. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: TAM 101, TAM 141.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the basic types of jigs and fixtures, locating, and clamps. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
2. Describe and apply construction principles used to create tooling. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
3. Analyze and compose an economic comparative analysis to evaluate the cost effectiveness of a fixture’s design. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
4. Interpret part drawings, design a: template jig, plate jig, angle plate jig or a plate fixture, and a vise jaw fixture. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.
5. Produce a modular tooling fixture design using and power work holding devices. This will be done to a minimum 70% compliance.

Course Offered Spring only

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Fall Semester 2018
Intersession 2019
Spring Semester 2019