Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
32-420-302 053795 Mold Die Design
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description32-420-302 MOLD DIE DESIGN ...interpret mold die prints, types of mold dies; identify mold plates, ejector pins, return pins, sprues, slides, cavities, runners, gates, leader pins/bushings; select material to be molded and design a mold die. (Prerequisites: Acceptance in the CNC program or completion of the Machine Tool Operation program; 31-420-357, Machine Shop 4; 31-420-340, Intro to G-Code & CAM 2; Corequisite: 32-420-335, CNC Turning Operation)
Total Credits2
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Identify various dimensions, details and components on mold die prints.
  2. Interpret functions of mold plates and how they are used.
  3. Compute proper shrinkage factors for mold cavities and cores.
  4. Identify standard mold components to be purchased from suppliers.
  5. Draw a functional mold die using AutoCAD software.
  6. Identify common types of plastics and their applications.