Advanced Tool Design (MFGE544) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Tool Design MFGE544 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Celalettin Karadoğan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce design process of tools in general. An ability to develop solutions for the design of tools will be gained. Student will develop skills to reduce the overall cost to manufacture a product by making acceptable parts at the lowest cost. It will be introduced methods to increase the production rate by designing tools to produce parts as quickly as possible. Ability for designing tools to consistently produce parts with the required precision will be developed.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be familiar with cutting tools, toolholders and cutting fluids
  • Machine tools, including modified or special types will be covered.
  • Additional elements and devices such as jigs and fixtures, gauges and measuring instruments will be introduced.
  • Students will be acquainted with dies for metal forming; more specifically sheet metal cutting and forming, forging, upsetting, cold finishing and extrusion dies.
  • Fixtures and accessories for welding, riveting and other mechanical fastening will be demonstrated.
Course Content Tool design; tool materials; cutting tool design; workholding principles; jig design; fixture design; power presses; metal cutting, forming and drawing; tool design for inspection and gauging; tool design for joining processes; modular and automated tool handling; the computer in tool design; geometric dimensioning and tolerancin

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Chapter 1: Introduction
2 Chapter 2: Tool design
3 Chapter 3: Tool materials
4 Chapter 4: Cutting tool design
5 Chapter 5: Workholding principles
6 Chapter 6: Jig design
7 Chapter 7: Fixture design
8 Chapter 8: Power presses
9 Chapter 9: Metal cutting, forming and drawing
10 Chapter 10: Tool design for inspection and gauging
11 Chapter 11: Tool design for joining processes
12 Chapter 12: Modular and automated tool handling
13 Chapter 13: The computer in tool design
14 Chapter 14: Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. David Spitler, Jeff Lantrip, John Nee, David A Smith, Fundamentals of Tool Design, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2003
Other Sources 2. Edward Hoffman, Jig and Fixture Design, Delmar Cengage Learning, 2003
3. Ivana Suchy, Handbook of Die Design, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 6 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Gains the ability to understand and apply knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and basic sciences at the level of expertise.
2 Gains the ability to access wide and deep knowledge in the field of Engineering by doing scientific research with current techniques and methods, evaluate, interpret and implement the gained knowledge.
3 Being aware of the latest developments his/her field of study, defines problems, formulates and develops new and/or original ideas and methods in solutions.
4 Designs and applies theoretical, experimental, and model-based research, analyzes and interprets the results obtained at the level of expertise.
5 Gains the ability to use the applications, techniques, modern tools and equipment in his/her field of study at the level of expertise.
6 Designs, executes and finalizes an original work process independently.
7 Can work in interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, lead teams, use the information of different disciplines together and develop solution approaches.
8 Pays regard to scientific, social and ethical values in all professional activities and acquires responsibility consciousness at the level of expertise.
9 Contributes to the literature by communicating the processes and results of his/her academic studies in written form or orally in national and international academic environments, communicates effectively with communities and scientific staff working in the field of specialization.
10 Gains the skill of lifelong learning at the level of expertise.
11 Communicates verbally and in written form using a foreign language at least at the European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
12 Recognizes the social, environmental, health, safety, legal aspects of engineering applications, as well as project management and business life practices, being aware of the limitations they place on engineering applications.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Application 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 6 96
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 6 6 36
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 179