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Master's Certification in BIW Fixture & Plastic Design

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Domain : BIW, Design

Pre-requisites : For Mechanical & Automotive Engineers



1. Why should a student select this Master's program?

  • This Master's program is for students who are interested in working in with sheet metal in the domain of automobile engineering and are interested in designing and manufacturing plastic components in automobiles.

  • This Master's program gives students an edge over others as this program provides an industrial insight into how the BiW and automotive plastic trims are designed and manufactured 


2. Upon the completion of this Master's program, what are the job profiles that a student will become eligible for?

  • This program can help you get recruited as a BIW design engineer, a BiW fixture designer, Moldflow simulation engineer in plastic industries, Automotive plastics trims designer, in organizations around the world. 

3. What are some companies that recruit in this field?

  • This Master's program will help you find employment in organizations like; Techolutions, and major automotive OEMs.

Courses in this Master's program:

  • Advanced Sheet Metal Design
  • Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD
  • Automotive BIW Fixture Design
  • Moldflow and Polyflow Simulations for Injection Molding
  • Plastic Design Using CATIA v5
  • Mold Design using SolidWorks



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Course One: Advanced Sheet Metal Design

Sheet Metal application provides an environment for the design of sheet metal parts used in machinery, enclosures, brackets, and other parts normally manufactured with a brake press. Siemens NX CAD sheet metal design software incorporates material and process information in sheet metal-specific modelling features: bends, flanges, tabs, cutouts, beads, dimples, louvres, corner and edge treatments, patterns, and other formable features. You can also quickly convert solid models to sheet metal components, and create sheet metal parts that enclose other components. More than 85% of sheet metal industries use NX CAD as a design tool. 

In this course, you will learn the sheet metal module of NX CAD [UG NX] software. At the end of this course, you will be able to implement sheet metal design constraints. You will also be able to easily create real-time industry models of sheet metals. 

In this module, you will learn how to create the sketches in NX CAD

  • Creation of lines, circles and squares
  • Specifying the dimensions
  • Pattern creation

Understanding Tabs and Flanges

  • Contour flange

  • Advanced flange

  • Jog flange

  • Hem flange

  • Corners, closed corners, & overlapping corners in sheet metals

Adds a flange to an angle to a planar face and adds a bend between the two.

Creates a base feature by extruding a sketch along a vector, or adds material by sweeping a sketch along an edge or chain of edges.

Advanced flange


Lightning Cutouts

In this module, you will get a thorough understanding of:

  • Edge rip

  • Convert utility

  • Cleanup utility

  • Reliefs 

  • Face optimization 

  • Forming sheet metal from solid

In this module, you will gain experience in:

  • Beads creation

  • Dimple creation

  • Emboss creation

  • Mirror features

  • Feature patterns

In this module, you will get an understanding of

  • Neutral file data
  • Surface extraction 
  • Adjacent and tangent face selections 
  • Flattening & Thickening

Projects Overview

Sheet Metal Casing Modelling

In this project, students will be learning the basic features in Sheet metal design domain. Students will be understanding the usage of tabs, flanges and bends.

Sheet Metal Box Modelling

In this project, the student will create application-oriented features such as beads, hinge creations, hem flange creations.


Sheet Metal Switchboard Modelling

In this project, students will learn the applications of louvers in the creation of ventilation for electric casings. Students will also understand the importance of dimple creations in sheet metals in this project.

Sheet Metal Enclosure Modelling

Here you will be learning how to create the sheet metal enclosures for unconventional parts.

Automotive Sheet Metal Bracket Modelling

In this project, students will develop the skills required for modelling 3D models by using 2D inputs. Students will also understand the applications of stiffening features in sheet metals. 

2. Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD

The Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD course provides an outline of the current Body in White (BiW) component design factors and detailed explanations about their significance to part function, cost, and reliability. In this course, the modern design methodology is examined, covering Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and how determining product end-use requirements is essential to creating successful contemporary products. 

Upon completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the physical and theoretical design factors that must be considered during the creation of first-rate BIW components. You can start your career as a design engineer in any sheet metal domain and with 2 to 3 years of experience, you can become a full-fledged BIW engineer.

This is an introductory session where students are introduced to the basics of automobiles along with different models of car bodies. Students will also learn about the different stages of vehicle development that a car will go through before reaching the customer. Students will also learn about the three years of development activity that precedes the development of an automotive model.

In this session, the student will be introduced to the basics of automotive BiW. The student will be introduced to the basics of steel and its properties in detail because steel is an important component used in the construction automobiles. The steps that are followed in the selection of the material will be discussed as well. Students will be given an introduction into cross-functional teams that exists in an organization, and the need to coordinate with them along with examples of master sections and 3D components of the parts for easy and clear understanding.

In this module, we will focus our attention on the Hood, Fender, Roof, Side doors, and Back doors. The design procedures for all the afore-mentioned parts can be summarized as follows.

  • Design Requirements

  • Functional Requirements

  • Regulations

  • Gap and Flushness Requirements

  • Safety Requirements

In this module, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminium cast to the steel deep draw part is shown. Here is a quick summary of this case. The following design parameters were identified as critical and hence were fully described:

  • Seal surface width was the same as the aluminium liftgate

  • Tailgate outer parting was maintained as the same

  • Liftgate thickness was modified

  • Gap and flushness were maintained

When you enroll in this course, you will be able to clearly understand these design parameters and the decisions that were made. In this case study, the design guidelines were set through a series of CAE simulations.

In this module, you will study the anatomy of a Locker and Striker mechanism. In order to be a successful product development engineer, it is very important to understand in detail the development process and design requirements for even the smallest component.