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 Course Title:   Composite Tooling

 Title Abbreviation:   COMPOSITE TOOLING

 Department:    CMPST

 Course #:    220

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Theory and application of tooling for the composite industry using various forms of medium. In-depth study and hands-on work building both A and rigid B molds using both manual and computer aided development for plug construction.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: CMPST 121 and 126 or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 66

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the difference between and the purposes of female and male molds.
  2. Explain and describe the process of plug and mold making.
  3. Demonstrate industry surface finishes in plug construction.
  4. Compare and evaluate forms of medium used in plug construction.
  5. Compose a cost estimate of plug, mold and part for composite production.
  6. Develop a full size plug from a scaled drawing using manual method.
  7. Develop a full size plug from a scaled drawing using a 5 axis router.
  8. Finish a plug surface with various mediums current to industry standards.
  9. Create a lay-up schedule for a mold.
  10. Design and build a structural to capture the mold.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

Course Contents

  1. Purposes of female and male molds.
  2. Process of plug and mold making.
  3. Industry surface finishes in plug construction.
  4. Forms of medium used in plug construction.
  5. Cost estimate of plug, mold and part for composite production.
  6. Full size plug from a scaled drawing using manual method and using a 5 axis router.
  7. Plug surface with various mediums current to industry standards.
  8. Lay-up schedule and design and build molds.