Objectives of Tool Design and Duties of Tool Design Engineer
Responsibilities of a tool engineersA tool design engineer conceptualizes, oversee the design of new tools and modification of existing tools. They should always be familiar with various kinds of manufacturing process to make a component. They should know about a vast variety of engineering material, their properties, and their application to meet the requirement of component. The primary responsibilities of a tool engineers are
- Research and development of new tools or modify existing tooling to improve the manufacturing process from quantity to quality and while considering facility to safety.
- Make sure the tooling required for a job is ready to begin the production.
- Documentation of tooling development
- Review the performance of tools – inspect and evaluate the tool from time to time.
- Train operators on new equipment and its process.
- Provide a guideline to the technician on maintenance and repair procedure of new tool.
- Assist the designer and provide a detailed drawing of tools that include a list of parts and assembly drawing.
- Support and cooperate with another department, such as planning.
Tool design objectives
- Design Tools that can withstand all forces acting on them.
- Design tools which reduce downtime and hence increase production.
- Select the tool material that increases the tool life.
- Provide simple and smooth, easy operation machine tools to maximize the efficiency.
- To produce the components of high quality that required fewer secondary operations on them.
- Designing tools to maintain precision accuracy of the component produced.
- For safety – provide a foolproof tool, maximize the safety of operation.
- Less amount of input power.
- Tool should maintain the shape of cutting edge during machining, and it should have sufficient hardness to avoid picking up the chips.
- Design Tools that convenient for operators, locate levers, handles, etc. within easy reach of the operator, large enough to reduce hand fatigue.
- Overall minimum cost.
- Types of Tool Wear
- Cutting tool design procedure