Die Tryout

2-Day Course

Learn the thought process and objectives of die tryout for draw, trim/pierce, flange and cam dies. You will learn how to troubleshoot panels from each die type and the potential die countermeasures. Group exercises enable students to evaluate actual panels for quality issues and to brainstorm for die countermeasures.


Tooling Supervisors, Process, Manufacturing and Tooling Engineers, and Tool and Die Makers.


1.0 Introduction to Die Tryout

1.1 An Overview of Die Tryout

1.2 Setup for Die Tryout

1.3 Common Aspects of Die Tryout

1.4 General Concerns

2.0 Draw Die Tryout

2.1 Correlation to Computer Simulation

2.2 An Overview of Draw Die Tryout

2.3 Splits and Thinning on Draw Panels

2.4 Wrinkles on Draw Panels

2.5 Establishing the Binder Pressure Window

2.6 Gauging for Draw Dies

2.7 Other Draw Die Tryout Items

Exercise: Evaluating a Drawn Part for Defects

3.0 Trim and Pierce Die Tryout

3.1 An Overview of the Trim and Pierce Die Tryout

3.2 Analyzing a Trimmed or Pierced Panel

3.3 Other Concerns in Trim and Pierce Die Tryout

Exercise: Moving the Trimline

4.0 Flange and Restrike Die Tryout

4.1 An Overview of Flange and Restrike Die Tryout

4.2 Troubleshooting a Panel Made From a Flange Die

4.3 Troubleshooting a Panel Made from a Restrike Die

Exercise: Evaluating a Finished Part for Defects

5.0 Cam Die Tryout

5.1 An Overview of Cam Die Tryout

5.2 Tryout Concerns for Specific Cam Types