Career in Tool Design

Tool Design is critical to the Manufacturing Industry. Tooling is the foundation for Product Design and the manufacturing industry. The CAD Drafting and Tool Design program concentrates on the use of CAD in product drawing, dies of metal stamping, molds of plastic processes and jig, fixture and gauge Design. Computer – aided engineering software for mold Design and mechanical applications are used.

Objectives of the Tool Design Course :

  • Design and manufacture of Tools & Dies Moulds, Jigs & Fixtures, Gauges etc.
  • Modern Production Technology.
  • Tool – related innovations for improved Product Design.
  • Training and Upgradation in Tool & Die Technology.
  • Productivity improvement.
  • To Serve Small & Medium sized enterprise, particularly Metal & Plastic Groups.
  • Training in Tool & Die Technology, CAD / CAM / CAE Solutions.
  • Design, Development and Manufacturing of quality Press Tool, Moulds, Dies, Jigs &
  • Fixtures, Gauges, SPM, Precision Inspection and Reverse Engineering on CMM, Job Work etc.
  • Consultancy for Product Development, Productivity and Quality improvement.

Tool Design Course Contents :

The basic subjects includes :

Jigs & Fixtures / Press Tools / Plastic Moulds / Die Casting Dies / Auto CAD CNC Programming & Machining ( Lathe & Milling ) / Unigraphics ( CAD & CAM ) CATIA ( CAD ) / ANSYS ( CAE ) / Material Specification & Heat Treatment / Application of Hydraulics & Pneumatics in Tool Design / Concept of Robotics / Concept of Reverse Engineering.

Different Tool Design Courses Offered :

(A) One Month Short Term Courses

  1. Auto – CAD : 2D, 3D Modeling.
  2. CNC Programming & Machining.
  3. IDEAS : Modeling, Surfacing, Assembly & Drafting.
  4. CATIA : Modeling, Surfacing, Assembly & Drafting.
  5. Unigraphics : Modeling, Surfacing, Assembly and Drafting.
  6. Solidworks : Modeling, Surfacing, Assembly & Drafting
  7. ANSYS : Structural & Thermal analysis.
  8. ADINA : Structural & Thermal analysis.

Eligibility :

The eligibility conditions for the above courses are Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and ITI with relevant experience or equivalent.

Course Fee : Rupee 3,000/- for SSI & Individuals, Rupee 4,000/- for Govertment & Major Industries.

B) Medium – Term Courses :

  1. Post Graduate Diploma In Tool Design & CAD / CAM.
  2. Post Diploma in CNC Technology.
  3. Post Diploma in Tool Design & CAD / CAM.
  4. Post Diploma in CAD / CAM.
  5. Post Diploma in CAD / CAM for Woman.
  6. Post Diploma in CAD / CAM for Orthopedically Handicapped.
  7. Post Diploma in Tool Design.
  8. Master Craftsman in Tool Technology.
  9. Master of CAM & CNC Technology.
  10. Master of CAD.
  11. Certificate Course in CNC Machinist.
  12. CAD Integrated Course on Press Tool Design.
  13. CAD Integrated Course on Injection Module Design.
  14. CAD Integrated Course on Die Casting Die Design.
  15. CAD Integrated Course on Jigs, Fixtures & Gauges Design.
  16. CAD Integrated Course on Forging Die Design.

C) Certificate Courses :

Following Certificate courses of 6 months Full Time duration for SSC Appeared students.

  1. Certificate Course in Fitter.
  2. Certificate Course in Turner.
  3. Certificate Course in Miller.

D) Long Term Courses :

1) 4 Years Diploma in Tool & Die Making Recognized by AICTE, New Delhi

Intake Capacity : 60 + 30 ( 10 each in Jamshedpur, Kolkata and Indore ).

2) 2 Years Machinist Course is recognized as equivalent to ITI machinist course.

Intake Capacity : 2 units. Each unit comprising of 12 trainees.

3) 2 Years Advanced Machinist Course  ( Only for SC / ST / OBC & Minority community whose family income from all sources is Rupee 1 Lakh per annum only and domicile of Jharkhand ).

Intake Capacity : 300 seats ( 100 seats each in Jamshedpur, Kolkata and Indore ).

4) Full Time Course Post Diploma in Computer Aided Tool Design of duration Six Months.

Eligibility : Degree / Diploma in Mechanical / Production Automobile / Manufacturing / DTDM or equivalent.

5) Post Graduate Diploma in Tool Design & CAD / CAM of duration 1½ Year ( Full Time with 6 months internship ).

The intake is for 30 seats. The minimum eligibility requirements are Bachelors Degree in Engineering ( Mechanical / Product Design / Automobile / Tool & Die / Plastics ) or equivalent.

6) Diploma Program – Tool & Die Making Course is of 4 Year duration ( DTM ).

The course is approved by AICTE, recognized by TEB, Gandhinagar Gujarat state, Accredited by Institution of Engineers ( India ).

Various Institutions offering Different Tool Design Courses :

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Graduates of the Tool Room Design courses find immediate employment as computer – aided Tool Detailers, Product Drafters, Entry – Level Tool Designers, CAD Operators and Other Technical – related positions.

Many students take admissions to higher degree courses such as Product Design Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Plastics Engineering Technology, Business Management Teacher Education.

The interested students are advised to check their eligibility before taking admission into an institution.

8 thoughts on “Career in Tool Design

  1. Looking for a mould designing course in ahmedabad.
    Suggest me some institute for mould designing.

  2. Hello sir, I would like to do plastic injection moulding design course by using the CAD/CAM.
    Please adivice regards

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  4. Dear Sir,
    I want to do tool and die designing course, so please guide me .
    Thank you..

  5. what is carrier in tool design in india and salary .what is scope goverment research institue in india and after this course what is implement in student.

  6. I would like to do Plastic injection moulding design course by using the CAD/CAM – Unigraphics NX mould wizard , please advice


  7. Hello sir I want to do a tool designing course related to automobile. PlZ suggest the related coarse

  8. Dear sir/madam
    My self Amit kumar
    I want infomation for press tool desing. please infom me.


  9. I just Want to do my post graduation in tool and die making near by delhi region could you suggest some list of colleges.

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