Designed for: Incumbent Powder Metal Employees
Students must be sponsored by a company*
Duration: 6 months, 74.5 course hours
Upcoming: Call for upcoming classes. Please call (814) 375-4715 to register.
Penn State DuBois, in partnership with several of the region’s leading powder metal companies, has developed a 74.5-hour course for existing employees who have shown loyalty and aptitude to the skills needed to become valued die setters for their organization.
A unique combination of high-level classroom and hands-on training, the classes all take place in St. Marys and DuBois over a six-month period.
Utilizing some of the region’s best engineering instructors and veteran die setters, students gain both the knowledge and the skills to tackle all types of press set-ups from straight-wall, flange and spherical to multi-action set-ups like dual top and dual bottom processes. Hands-on classes are taught using Gasbarre presses.
- Introduction to Die Setting
- Industrial Math I
- Blueprint Reading I
- Metrology I
- Straight Wall Set-up (10 Hours)
- Industrial Math II
- Blueprint Reading II
- Metrology II
- Industrial Math III
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
- Flange Set-up (6 hours)
- Spherical Set-up (6 hours)
- Statistical Process Control
- Fracture and Failure Analysis
- Dual Top Set-up (7 hours)
- Dual Bottom Set-up (7 hours)
- Press Functions and Troubleshooting (3.5 hours)
If your company would like to discuss enrolling trainees into an upcoming Die Setter Training, please contact Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education at 814-375-4836. Class sizes are limited to allow more interaction with the instructors and there are a limited number of classes each year.