Process Planning for Transfer & Progessive Dies

2-Day Course

Learn the fundamentals for how a part is processed in Transfer and Progressive Dies. Starting with the product design this course will step the through the considerations and strategy for processing a part. Many scenarios will be explored to illustrate various options for processing outer panels, inner panels, reinforcements, heavy gauge and small components. Students will work in groups to process a transfer or progressive part.


Product, Process, Tooling, and Manufacturing Engineers, Designers, Cost and Tooling Estimators, who require a foundation for understanding on how to process a part for transfer and progressive operations.


1.0 Overview of Process Planning

1.1 Initial Considerations for Process Planning

1.2 Why Chose a Transfer or Progressive Process

2.0 Guidelines for Transfer Process Planning

2.1 Getting Started

2.2 Considerations for Eliminating Operations or Dies

2.3 Processing a Part with a Developed Trimline

2.4 Addendum for Processing and Blank Size Calculations

2.5 Processing for Scrap Removal and Inner holes

2.6 Cam Considerations

2.7 Considerations for Processing Outer Panels

2.8 Considerations for Processing Inner Panels

2.9 Considerations for Processing Reinforcements

2.10 Considerations for Processing Heavy Gauge Components

2.11 Exercise to Determine the Number of Operations

3.0 Guidelines for Progressive Process Planning

3.1 Evaluating the Part

3.2 Part Connection Points

3.3 Consideration of Material Requirements on Processing

3.4 Evaluation of Different Nesting Scenarios

3.5 Determining the Operations Required

3.6 Determining the Sequence of Operations

3.7 Carrier Selection

3.8 Compatibility Issues Related to the Strip Layout

3.9 Requirements for Idle Stations

3.10 Breakdown of Gutting & Trimming Stages

3.11 Carrier Size & Strength

3.12 Piloting

3.13 Exercise to Determine the Number of Operations