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ATWD 2420 - Tool & Die Welding

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ATWD 1150  or related work experience

The student shall study tool and die steels, their heat treatment, tempering and chemical analysis with emphasis on filler metal selection and welding procedures used in repair and fabrication with tool and die steels. The student shall weld samples with tool and die electrodes using different welding processes.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and weld tool and die steels.


  1. Identify tool steels.
  2. Weld several examples of fabrication or repair of tools or dies along with the welding procedure used.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify heat treatment, tempering, and chemical analysis with emphasis on filler metal selection.


  1. Demonstrate the chemical analysis, heat treatment and tempering of these steels.
  2. Select the process and filler metal to weld the tool steels.
  3. Prepare the welding procedure for the weld considering joint design, pre-heat, post-heat, peening, and cleaning.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Why we use welding in tool and die work.
  2. Phase of tool and die welding. Welding procedures for tool steels. Discuss lab session and weld coupon requirements.
  3. Begin welding procedure for tool and die welding. Study procedure when welding water hardening tool steel.
  4. Elements and their characteristics when used in tool steel. Oil hardening tool steel.
  5. Complete coupon using oil hardening tool steel.
  6. Begin G.T.A.W. process.
  7. Demonstration: G.T.A.W. process.
  8. Begin air hardening tool steel.
  9. Various electrodes per manufacturer.
  10. Air hardening tool steel.

Primary Faculty
Kacir, John
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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