CAD Drafting & Tool Design Technology

CAD Drafting & Tool Design Technology

This associate in applied science program educates future injection mold designers, metal stamping die designers and machine designers who, at times, work closely with product designers, mechanical engineers and manufacturing engineers. Tool designers are an important member of the design engineering team.

You will learn to use software that is current in the industry including 3-D CAD. You will apply CAD and design concepts in all the required CDTD courses. Solid modeling of parts and tools and animation of their assemblies are program requirements.

You will create rapid prototyped models for fit and functional analysis. Also, you will learn inspection and reverse engineering techniques through the use of a Faro Arm 3D digitizer. Emphasis on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing applications exist throughout the curriculum.

Upon graduation, you can directly transfer into other programs offered at Ferris including Product Design Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Plastics Engineering Technology and Career and Technical Education.

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