The goal of troubleshooting tool and die making is to optimize your tooling investment by balancing tooling costs against the expected return on investment. This program, part of the Fundamentals of Tool Design video series, looks at the causes of tool and die failure, and offers a step-by-step methodology to troubleshoot problems and proactively understand their cause to alleviate failure.
The Tool and Die Maintenance & Troubleshooting Introduction segment extensively explores the four-step process to follow when a tool or die unexpectedly or prematurely fails:
The Proactive Tool and Die Design segment looks at tool and die development and construction and details the primary areas where stresses leading to failure can appear and be managed. These areas include:
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD