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 Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
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 X
Major Area Courses
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 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

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