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Design Engineer Master's Certification Program

Design Master's Program with Unlimited Placement Assistance

  • 0% EMI Option Available
  • Pre-requisites : Mechanical, Aerospace & Automotive Engineers
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Program Overview

The very first engineer on planet Earth was a design engineer. And they started off a revolution of which you and I are just part of. 

Design is the heart of any process, an idea that begins in the mind of an engineer is then translated onto a paper and from there it is fed into software, a long taxing process at the end of which something brand new is brought forth into the world. 

Design engineers are artists of engineering. They are the reason why the human race has raced to the stars and peered into the mysteries of the Universe. They are the reason why we have self-driving cars and they are also the reason why we don’t have individual jetpacks - yet. 

To become a design engineer beyond everything a student should have the capability to dream. To ideate. 

To think for themselves. 

To be an artist. 

To question if there is a career progression in design engineering is a fallacy, for how can there not be a demand for design engineers as long as humans are alive. 

Why are the prerequisites and learning outcome for a student after selecting the Master’s in Design Engineering program?

  • If the student has good creative skills and is enthusiastic about designing components.

  • Students will develop a keen understanding of how design engineers around the world design an engineering component. 

  • Design engineers need to understand how to incorporate aspects of manufacturing while drawing their designs, this program helps students understand these crucial attributes.

What are the employability options available to a student upon the completion of this program?

  • A fresher graduate can be recruited by firms into the position of a design engineer upon completion of this program.

  • A student can work in various domains of automotive and product design

  • Design engineer, CAD release engineer, Dimensional engineer are some of the positions that a student who has completed this program will become eligible for. 

Upon completion of this program, what are the various employability opportunities available to a student?

  • All automotive industries.

  • OEM’s.

  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations.

These are the courses that a student will study during this program. 

  1. Ultimate SOLIDWORKS Course

  2. Advanced Sheetmetal Design 

  3. Automotive Sheetmetal Design using NX CAD

  4. Automotive Plastic Design using CATIA V5

  5. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing using NX CAD

  6. Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS

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Course One: Ultimate SOLIDWORKS course


In this course, you will learn about the solid modelling and surface modelling tools of the CAD software - SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is a dynamic software used primarily in R&D sectors. SOLIDWORKS is widely used in the concept generation stage of production. It gives designers real-time results in product modelling.


Students from mechanical engineering can enrol in this course. In this course, you will be learning the fundamentals of concept generation.


At the end of this course, you will be fluent in both solid as well as surface modelling tools. After the completion of this course, you will become eligible for the role of a CAD engineer using SOLIDWORKS. This course is specifically designed for design engineers who are interested in the product concept generation phase. After the completion of this course, you will understand the basics of SOLIDWORKS including - part modelling, assembly modellings, photo-realistic renderings.


2Creating your own concept sketches

You will learn to create professional mood boards and initial ideation sketches in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to import & blend images, add watermarks and color. You will also learn how to design an American Chopper and how to render this design in Photoshop.



3Introduction to SOLIDWORKS and Mastering SOLIDWORKS User Interface

  • You will be introduced to SOLIDWORKS and will learn how to customize the shortcuts. You will learn solid modelling techniques in SOLIDWORKS while modelling the Transmission belt, Kickstand, and Fenders of an American Chopper. You will also learn how to add appearance to the parts of the bike. 





4Advanced Sketching and Solid Modeling

  • In this module, you will learn how to create advanced sketches using curved driven patterns and patterns such as sketches, projected, and composite curves. You will also learn how to create complex shapes while modelling the wheels, chassis, and engine.



5Assembly Techniques

  • You will learn the use of mates to provide relationships between parts in an assembly. You will also learn how and why advanced mates such as angle mates are provided to limit the rotation of parts.




In this module, you will learn how to add decals, lights, and cameras as a preprocessing step before the final rendering. You will be taken through the complete rendering process with PhotoView 360 and SOLIDWORKS Visualize using which you will be creating high-quality images during the final rendering.


7Surface Modelling

In this module, you will learn about the surface modelling feature in SOLIDWORKS. You will learn how to create a part using a reference surface. You will be taught advanced surface modelling features while creating various parts of the Yacht such as Hull, the Superstructure, and Seats. You will learn how to add decals and appearance for the parts and assembly.

Projects Overview

1Designing, Modelling, assembly and Photo-realistic Rendering of an American Chopper

In this project, you will sketch and build a complete road-ready Harley Davidson bike using SOLIDWORKS.
In this project you will learn about how to create cut extrudes, revolve cuts, lofts, circular patterns for modelling - Setting up of reference planes - curve generation - projected curve creation understanding how to insert the parts in assembly workspace - Creation of mates - Difference between float and fix parts - Width mates application 
You will also learn how to create photorealistic renderings with realtime appearances and views.
The following list is the key parts/models you will be dealing with under solid modelling using SOLIDWORKS.
  • Transmission belt, front & rear fender modelling
  • Chain, side stand & pedals modelling
  • Front & rear wheel modelling
  • Engine modelling
  • Chassis for American Chopper designing
  • Front fork designing
  • Oil tank designing
  • Creating the assembly of American Chopper
  • Performing the rendering on assembly created by using Photoview 360 and SOLIDWORKS Visualise as the rendering tool

2Modelling and Assembly of an American Predator Yacht

In this project, you will be able to sketch and build an entire American Predator Yacht using SOLIDWORKS.
In this project you will learn curve generation, surface creation from curves and sketches, different types of surfaces - boundary surfaces - lofted surfaces - filled surfaces - ruled surfaces- reference planes - surface trims - surface knit - move/copy surfaces - mirror surfaces
The following are the key parts/models you will deal with in surface modelling using SOLIDWORKS.
  • Blueprint setup
  • Modelling of propellers, radars
  • Modelling of the hull, garage doors
  • Modelling of rear seats. middle seats, front seats.
  • Creation of the superstructure
  • Final assembly model of the Predator Yacht


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 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. 

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. 

2Introduction to NX CAD Interface

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

3Introduction to Sheet Metal Modelling Interface

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

4Conversion Wizards for Solid to Sheet Metals

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

  • Edge rip
  • Convert utility
  • Cleanup utility
  • Reliefs 
  • Face optimization 
  • Forming sheet metal from solid

5Stiffening Features in Sheet Metals

In this module, you will gain experience in:

    • Beads creation
    • Dimple creation
    • Emboss creation
    • Mirror features
    • Feature patterns

    6Creation of Flattening and Forming

    In this module, you will get an understanding of

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

      Projects Overview

      1Sheet Metal Casing Modelling

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


      2Sheet Metal Box Modelling

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


      3Sheet 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.


      4Sheet Metal Enclosure Modelling

      Here you will learn how to create sheet metal enclosures for unconventional parts.

      5Automotive 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. 



      Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a quality control method that is used for defining allowable variation in size, form, orientation, and location using symbols. The purpose of GD&T is to precisely define parts and assembly geometry.

      In this course, you will learn about the Siemens NX CAD software for design, assembly, and drafting of parts. You will train in industry best practices for design and drafting for the proper manufacturing of components. You will also learn the application of different tolerance symbols and datums for parts and assemblies with practical examples. You will work on a project that will introduce you to drafting using the GD&T application by designing a butterfly valve. 

      2Week 1: Introduction to GD&T

      In this module, you will study about GD&T and its uses. After your first class, you will be able to understand the basics such as:
      • Difference between traditional dimensioning and GD&T
      • Benefits of GD&T
      • How to read a feature control frame
      • Technical standards- ASME Y14.5M-2009
      • Different symbols used in GD&T, cover, and feature of size

      3Week 2: Rules, Symbols, and Form Tolerances

      In this module, you will learn about the governing rules of GD&T. After this class, you will have an understanding of:

      • Rule No. 1 (i.e. Taylor principle a.k.a envelope principle)
      • Rule No. 2 (Regardless of feature size)
      • 14 symbols used in GD&T
      • Flatness, straightness, cylindricity, and circularity tolerances
      • MMC, LMC, and RFS conditions
      • Various examples for form tolerances

      4Week 3: Datums, Modifiers, Virtual Condition

      In this segment, you will study the following topics:

      • What are datums and how to apply datums to parts
      • Datum reference features
      • Datum feature modifiers
      • How to calculate virtual condition
      • Conjugated datums

      5Week 4: Orientation Tolerance and Profile Tolerance

      At the beginning of this section, you will have built a good base for learning complex tolerances. In this section you will learn:

      • Profile of a surface and profile of a line
      • Perpendicularity tolerance, parallelism tolerance, and angularity tolerance
      • Composite profile tolerance
      • Various examples for orientation and profile tolerances

      6Week 5-6: Position Tolerance

      Position tolerance is the most widely used tolerance in GD&T.

      In this section we will go through:

      • Understanding true position
      • Projected tolerance
      • Composite tolerances
      • Tolerance zones- cylindrical, rectangular, spherical
      • Examples of position tolerance

      7Week 7: Co-axiality, Symmetricity, Run-outs

      By now, you will have enough knowledge to read an entire GD&T drawing and understand it. In this section, you will learn about some tolerances that are not widely used in the industry but are mentioned in the ASME standard

      You will learn:

      • Coaxiality
      • Symmetricity
      • Circular and Total Run Outs
      • Examples

      8Week 8: Understanding GD&T Drawing

      In this part, you will study complex GD&T drawings and understand every individual tolerance and the message the tolerance conveys.

      Projects Overview

      1Butterfly Valve Design

      In this project, you will be working on modelling, assembly, and drafting of a butterfly valve.

      Using the Seimens NX CAD software, you will model different components of a butterfly valve. 
      • Butterfly valve body 
      • Shaft
      • Disc Plate 
      • Lever
      • Retainer 
      • Nut
      Preparation of a draft drawing with GD&T is done for all the parts modelled and an assembly of the butterfly valve is made and a draft with GD&T is prepared.

      Working on this project will help you understand how to apply GD&T to the parts so that the parts can be manufactured and assembled properly with proper finish and quality.

      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.

      2Vehicle development cycle

      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.

      3Basics of Automotive Body in White

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



      4Design Methodology of a Hood, Fender, Roof, Back Doors, and Side Doors

      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


      5Case study - Converting - RUECKWANDTUER INNER PANEL


      In this module, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminum cast to the steel deep draw part. 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 aluminum 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.


      6Design of key mechanism - Lock and Striker

      In this module, you will first learn 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 tiniest components. In this module, we will be analyzing the locker and striker mechanism in detail.


      7Process and challenges with supplier manufactured parts

      In this module, we will look at two case studies. Both of these studies focus on supplier manufacturing practices. We will discuss the design challenges faced by two Asian Automotive suppliers and then go over the solution methodologies

      Projects Overview

      1Hood Design

      • In this particular project, you will be working on designing the inner panel of the hood of, according to euro cap standards and ensure that the designed part can be manufactured.
      • You will provide all the necessary reinforcements at the necessary regions and join the outer and inner panel using the proper joining methods.
      • You will also make sure that all the manufacturing requirements are being satisfied with all the cad parts that you design.


      2Fender Drip Area Design

      • In this particular project, you will be working on designing the drip area for the given fender, where you will make sure to follow certain dimensions that are required to be followed for the drip area.
      • In addition to that, you will also provide the necessary bead and other emboss to strengthen the component.
      • You will make sure that the output part meets all the tolerances that need to be satisfied for the deep drawing process.


      3Roof Design

      • In this particular project, you will develop the ditch area and roof reinforcements.
      • You will also be doing calculations to see if the roof passes the snow load criteria and heat distortion criteria.
      • The number of bow roof rails will also be calculated from the above calculation.


      4Tailgate Design


      • In this project, you will develop the inner panel of a tailgate by suggesting a tooling direction. While also ensuring that the inner panel clears the draft analysis
      • You will also develop all the necessary reinforcements for the tailgate design like hinge and latch reinforcements and gas stay reinforcements etc. 
      • In addition to this, you will also develop the outer panel for the tailgate from the given skin data 


      Course Five: Plastic Design using CATIA V5

      1Design Overview In Automotive Industry

      You will learn about the following topics, 

      • Product life cycle
      • Design life cycle

      2Plastics in Automotive Industry

      You will learn about the following, 

      • Types of plastics (thermoset plastics, thermoplastic)
      • Engineering plastic materials
      • Manufacturing process
      • Injection molding

      3Introduction to CATIA

      You will learn about the following,

      • Basic commands and operation.
      • Save, pan, rotate etc.

      4Sketcher workbench

      You will learn about the following, 

      • Commands, 
      • Rules to follow
      • Working in exercise

      5Part Design Work bench

      You will learn about the following, 

      • Pad, pocket
      • Working on exercise

      6Advanced part design

      You will learn about the following, 

      • Boolean operations
      • Working on Boolean exercise
      • Working on after tool go modification on automotive components. (OEM working procedures)

      7Creation of PCB Bracket using Boolean operations

      You will create a PCB Bracket using Boolean operations

      8Surface design work bench

      You will learn about the following, 

      • Commands (Types of Sweep)
      • Working on exercise
      • Draft analysis
      • Working on surface exercise

      9Advanced Surface design work bench

      You will learn about the following, 

      • Commands 
      • Creation of Closed body, Thickened body
      • Parting line, parting surface

      10Creation of Trim Bezel and add thickness to it

      You will learn about the following, 

      • How to create a tooling direction and do the draft analysis to ensure the part can be taken out of tool
      • Adding the right thickness to the part and solve the issues
      • Create the parting line for the bezel

      11Creation of the positioning and fixation features for Trim Bezel – Locator and a Fixation feature

      In this section,

      • We will learn on what is a mounting feature
      • How to create a locator and dog house
      • Integrating the mounting features to the base part with Boolean operations

      12Creation of Clip locking mounting feature & Snap for the Trim Bezel

      We will learn,

      • What is the clip mounting feature in plastic design
      • Design considerations for creating this feature
      • Tooling analysis for the clip feature

      132D drawing creation

      • Drafting work bench.
      • Creation of detail drawing for the components
      • Views creations (basic view & section views)
      • Application of GD&T in drawings
      • Template settings

      14Tooling feasibility

      • Creation of paring line
      • Creation of tooling axis
      • What is undercut and how to solve it

      15Molding exercise 1

      • Creation of simple mold for the rear quarter trim cup-holder
      • What is core and cavity
      • Stripper, ejection and system
      • Draft analysis

      Designing a mold gives a good working understanding in the molding aspects of a component

      16Molding exercise 2

      • Instrument panel bezel with undercut
      • Creation of mold with side core, and lifter
      • Clear picture of undercut and other tooling complications
      • Draft analysis for complex part

      17Plastic defect

      • Plastic defects faced in automotive design
      • Real-time examples and solution for these designs

      18Creation of IP Console trim – Medium complex design

      • Component out of complex class-A surface
      • Solving class-A before starting design (OEM procedure)
      • Complex surfaces that cannot be thickened easily
      • Draft analysis to check the part for tooling.
      • OEM standard output presentation

      19Assembly Work Bench

      • Assemble automotive sub-assemblies including child part, screws  
      • How to create assemblies in CATIA
      • Creating constraints
      • Assembly sectioning analysis
      • Proximity analysis and output preparation.
      • Compare analysis of 2 similar components OEM working procedure

      20Door Trim design with master section

      • Develop door trim from surfaces, and master section
      • Develop fixation and feature from door trim
      • Develop switch bezel from studying master section.  
      • Gap and flush analysis
      • OEM standard output presentation

      Projects Overview

      1Development of Car side door switch bezel

      Creating the CAD model of switch bezel from the following inputs 

      • Given Class A surface 

      • Plastic component thickness

      • Draft angle requirements

      • Create the draft direction for manufacturing using the injection molding technique 

      • Class B creation by maintaining a constant thickness 

      • Closing surface creation based on proper draft angle and parting line for core and cavity design 

      2Coin Holder

      Creating a solid model of coin holder from given Class A inputs

      • Check for draft analysis and make modifications 

      • Modify class A to meet the requirements. Prepare a report of changes made to Class A

      • Follow the procedure to create the solid model following plastic component design  techniques 

      • Check if the product can be manufactured by using draft analysis.

      3B pillar cover

      Create a B pillar from the given class A with engineering features

      • Create a solid model from the given class A by following plastic design rules 

      • Prepare dog houses and locators for matching the part with main B pillar 

      • Create the location for proper fixing of part 

      • Add rib feature to add strength to part 

      • Do draft analysis with respect to main tooling direction and slider direction.

      4Heat Staking

      Creating heat stakes for joining the plastic door applique to the metal substrate

      • Design the 4 way and 2-way locators for the plastic applique 

      • Understand the heat staking process

      • As per the design rules design the heat stakes to join the door applique with the metal part. 



      If you had the privilege of being in a FIAT Padmini, you would have noticed how the metallic interior and exterior stood out. It was built like a tank because of which the car was heavy. If you notice the cars running on the streets today, the interior and exterior have significantly more plastic components. Even if you take a look at many of the appliances that you use today, you would notice the rise in the number of plastic components. 

      In India, the rate of growth of the plastics industry is almost 16% per annum as per a report by British Plastics Foundation. The reports show that there is not going to be a drop in the rate anytime soon. With this, you can pretty much understand the importance of the plastics industry and the time and effort that goes into making a plastic component.

      We, at Skill-Lync, have come up with a course that will help you understand what you need to know to enter into this industry. This course is tailored in such a way that anybody with a basic grasp of any modelling software will be able to finish this course. 

      The course contains 12 weeks of curated content taking you through the very basics of SOLIDWORKS where we help you master all the commands required for you to start working on the tool. Following which you will be introduced to the basics of plastics and injection moulding where you will get a better understanding of the processes involved. We then take you through the steps involved in creating a basic mould for simple parts. Over the following weeks, you will be introduced to more complex concepts in mold design. 
      Through the duration of this course, you will be required to work on challenges that pertain to each week of content so that you get to work on the models that you see in the explanation videos as well as extra models that will challenge you to think ahead and use the concepts learned in the videos

      2Basics of Injection Molding / SOLIDWORKS Surfacing

      This section will cover the following basic concepts

      • Injection molding process and how it works
      • Plastic processing methods such as 
        • Rotational molding

        • Extrusion

        • Vacuum forming

        • Blow molding

        • Gas-assisted injection molding

      • Mold cycle and the factors affecting it
      • Thermoplastics and thermosets
      • The current trends in the industry
      • The types of plastics being used
      • The properties of these plastics and, 
      • How to select them


      For the uninitiated, we’ve also included a session on the basics of SOLIDWORKS where we take you through


      • Basics of sketching
      • Basics of using features in SOLIDWORKS


      3Basics of Mold Design / SOLIDWORKS Surfacing

      After getting a basic understanding of injection molding from the previous session, in this session we will jump into the technical side of designing the mold.


      The topics we will be covering are:

      • How the product development process takes place in the plastic industry
      • Various departments in plastic manufacturing industries and the workflow
      • Parts of mold - core, cavity, guide pillar, sprue, register ring, guide bush, ejector pin,  return pin, spacer blocks, core plate, cavity plate, ejector plates, etc.
      • 2 plate & 3 plate molds
      • Drafts
      • Parting lines 

        In the SOLIDWORKS session, we will continue where we left in the previous session and learn about the various surface tools used for designing.

      4DFM and Defects

      In the third week, we will be covering theory related to various concepts and terms used in mold design. The topics we shall cover are:


      • Concept of machine tonnage and how to calculate it
      • DFM study where we will look at various concepts such as gate point, wall thickness, cores, tolerance, venting, ejector pads, inserts, ejector inserts, guide pillar, support block, relief, free play inserts,  multi-gate position, and flow leader.
      • Various defects that may occur during the mold design process such as short shot, flash, weld lines, sink marks, blisters, jetting, burn marks, warpage, gloss differences, hesitation, overpacking, and unbalanced flow.



      5Parting Surface / Mold Design Tutorial 1

      In the fourth week, we will be studying the theory behind parting surfaces. The topics that will be covered are as follows:


      • What is a parting surface?
      • Types of parting surfaces such as flat, stepped, angled and profiled parting surfaces
      • Example cases where we will try to understand the selection of parting surfaces
      • Matching drafts
      • Shrinkage 
      • Inserts 

      In the SOLIDWORKS session, we will start with our first mold design tutorial. We will be covering a simple plastic component and we will learn the following:



      • Doing draft analysis for the model
      • Creating parting lines
      • Creating shut-off surfaces
      • Creating parting surfaces
      • Create basic mold blocks



      6Sliders and Ejection System/ Mold Design Tutorial 2


      In the fifth theory session, we will be looking at the topic of sliders and ejection systems. The topics that will be covered are:

      • Need for sliders and their working. 
      • 2 general types of sliders - sliding split type molds and the angular lift pin type molds.
      • Methods of actuating the sliders such as finger cam, dog leg, cam track, spring and the hydraulic actuation
      • Concept of slider locking
      • Various types of ejector systems such as pin, sleeve, stripper and blade ejector systems.

      In the SOLIDWORKS session, we will be creating a mold for the outer cover of a disposable camera.  The steps we will follow are mentioned below:


      • Creating parting lines, shut-off surface, parting surface, and mold blocks for the model.
      • Creating ejector pins for the mold.
      • Creating inserts for the mold.



      7Gates and Runners / Mold Design Tutorial 3 - Part 1

      In the sixth week theory session we will be learning about runners and gates. The various topics covered are as follows:

      • Types of gates such as sprue, edge, tab, overlap, fan, disk, ring, spoke, film, pin, submarine and cashew gates.
      • Runner diameter calculation
      • Types of runners
      • Runner configurations
      • Why engravings are used in cavity

      Then in the SOLIDWORKS session, we will be creating a mold for a door bezel model. The topics that will be covered are as follows:


      • Creating the parting lines, shut-off surfaces and parting surfaces of 3D profile for the model.
      • How to work in assemblies and how to arrange files in a specific format.
      • How to align the sprue of the mold with the origin of the assembly.
      • How to select proper dimensions for the mold blocks.
      • Creating mold blocks for door bezel.




      8Mold Design Tutorial 3 - Part 2

      In the seventh week, we will continue working on the door bezel model from the previous session and learn the following topics:


      • Locating undercuts in the model and understanding how the use of sliders will help in solving the undercut issue.
      • Creating slider split
      • How to assign proper dimensions to the slider
      • Editing the core cavity blocks according to the shape of the slider.
      • Creating bolts, washers and locking mechanism for the sliders.



      9Mold Design Tutorial 4 - Part 1


      In the eighth week, we will start creating a mold for a CPU fan case model and we will learn the following topics:


      • Complex parting line selection that can reduce the number of sliders required for the model.
      • How to provide correct matching drafts for the model.
      • Then we will create the core-cavity surfaces for the model. After that, we will align the sprue location, select dimensions and create the mold blocks for the CPU fan case in assembly. We will also see how to add reliefs for the core-cavity blocks.



      10Mold Design Tutorial 4 - Part 2

      In the ninth week, we will continue working on the CPU fan case model and we will learn the following topics:


      • Locating undercuts in the model 
      • Creating a slider split for the undercuts.
      • Assigning proper dimensions for the sliders.
      • Providing reliefs for the sliders.
      • Creating inserts for the model.



      11Mold Design Tutorial 5 - Part 1


      In the tenth week, we will start creating a mold for a plastic knob model and we will learn the following topics:

      • Creating the parting line, shut-off surface and the parting surfaces for the plastic knob model model. 
      • Automatic and manual shut-off surface creation.
      • Core-cavity surfaces for the plastic knob model.
      • Sprue alignment
      • Selecting dimensions and creating the mold blocks for the plastic knob in assembly. 


      We will also be covering some theory behind the cooling channels for a mold.



      12Mold Design Tutorial 5 - Part 3


      In the eleventh week, we will continue working on the plastic knob model and we will learn the following topics:  


      • Creating multiple inserts for the model
      • Creating holes for fixing the inserts. 
      • Locating undercuts and creating a slider split for it
      • Complex slider creation
      • Assigning proper dimensions for the slider.



      13Mold Design Tutorial 5 - Part 3

      In the twelfth week, we will continue working on the plastic knob model and we will learn the following topics:  



      • Creating an ejector system which will include the angled ejector pins, reliefs, ejector plates and ejector back plates.
      • How to make the channels for plastic injection which will include the sprue, runner and gate for the mold.
      • Understanding the use for providing air vents in a mold and then creating channels for the passage of air from the mold.
      • How to select the dimensions and positions of the cooling channels in the mold and how to create them


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