Department of Tool and Die Making
The Tool & Die Making Course in ATTC is the oldest programme started since the inception of the college i.e. in the year 1999. This three years engineering diplomacourse specializes in making jigs, fixtures, dies, moulds, machine tools, cutting tools, gauges, and other tools used in manufacturing processes. Tool and die makers work primarily in toolroom environments—sometimes literally in one room but more often in an environment with flexible, semipermeable boundaries from production work.It is the mother of all manufacturing and deals with moulds, jigs & fixtures, plastics, die casting, dies and so on. They are skilled artisans (craftspeople) who typically learn their trade through a combination of academic coursework and hands-on instruction, with a substantial period of on-the-job training.
Traditionally, working from engineering drawings developed by engineers and technologists, tool makers lay out (mark out) the design on the raw material (usually metal), then cut it to size and shape using manually controlled machine tools (such as lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, and jig grinders), power tools (such as die grinders androtary tools), and hand tools (such as files and honing stones).
Since the advent of computing in the manufacturing fields (including CNC, CAD, CAM, and other computer-aided technologies), tool and die makers have increasingly added ITskills to their daily work. Today’s tool and die makers are generally required to have all of the traditional skills plus substantial digital skills; these formidable requirements make the field challenging to master.
Tool making typically means making tooling used to produce products. Common tooling includes metal forming rolls, cutting tools (such as tool bits and milling cutters), fixtures, or even whole machine tools used to manufacture, hold, or test products during their fabrication. Due to the unique nature of a tool maker’s work, it is often necessary to fabricate custom tools or modify standard tools.
Die making is a subgenre of tool making that focuses on making and maintaining dies. This often includes making punches, dies, steel rule dies, and die sets. Precision is key in die making; punches and dies must maintain proper clearance to produce parts accurately, and it is often necessary to have die sets machined with tolerances of less than one thousandth of an inch.
Across manufacturing sectors the career starts as a technician. Almost all the manufacturing companies require the tool & die makers. Some open their own tool and die shops after the initial work experience. Someof the reputed companies who have hired our TDM trainees are –
Jai Hind, Pune; Hitachi Automotives; Tata Motors; Harley Davidsons India, Maruti Suzuki etc.
Well-trained tool and die makers can command very good salaries. The starting salary is anywhere between Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 per month depending upon the candidate’s academic performance and skills.
Some of the reputed institutes who offer diploma in tool and die making and with whom ATTC TDM Department has frequent interactive session, exchange programs on important topics and industrial training arrangements are as follows-
MSME-Tool Room (Indo German Tool Room), Ahmedabad
MSME-Tool Room (Indo German Tool Room), Aurangabad (1990)
MSME-Tool Room (Indo German Tool Room), Indore (1995)
MSME-Tool Room (Central Tool Room), Ludhiana (1990)
MSME-Tool Room (Central Tool Room & Training), Kolkata (1978)
MSME-Tool Room (Central Institute of Tool Design), Hyderabad (1968)
MSME-Tool Room (Indo Danish Tool Room), Jamshedpur (1991)
Nettur Technical Training Foundation (Tellicherry, Dharwad, Bangalore, Vellore, Coimbatore, Jamshedpur, Gannavaram, Hyderabad, Murbad) (1963).
With the new initiatives and opportunities offered by the Government of India such as Make in India, Start-up India, Digital India we are also tuning our programs in line with the changing scenario supported with smart classrooms ,e- library and latest curriculum so that the students can make the best of any opportunity available to them once they step out of the college.