What’s in it for you?

  • Understanding the impact of joint line design on process capability, tooling life, tooling cost, lead times and dimensional variation.
  • Understanding the necessary communication routes between designers, patternmakers and foundries.
  • Awareness of tooling design options to create an optimised joint line design, derived from the capture of customer requirements.

Outline programme

  • Function of joint lines and why selection is important at this early stage of tooling design.
  • How to “condition of supply” geometry to create a joint line and mouldable tooling.
  • Impact of process requirements on tooling design.
  • Design examples will reasons for selection.
  • Impact of Dimensional and Foundry Capability.
  • Tooling requirements and who inputs into the optimum design.
  • Class workshop on given tooling designs.

Who should attend?

Apprentice Patternmakers or Trainee Tooling Engineers, Method Engineers, Casting Design Engineers, Modelling Specialists, Quality Engineers, Cost Estimators and Procurement Staff wishing to understand this important aspect of tooling design from their own perspective.