Course detail

Jigs and Tools

FSI-FPNAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals the following topics: Tools for sheet metal forming - cutting, bending, deep drawing tools, tools for spinning. It describes the tools, design-technological parameters. Also dealt with is the way of tool design for solid forming - coining, extrusion, forging. The course focuses also on the rules for designing of tools as well as materials for forming tools.
It acquaints also with tools for machining of rotary and common surfaces, tools for holes, for threads. Jigs, their design for various machining technologies are discussedn as well as design-technological parameters of machining tools.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Thorough knowledge of design of tools for cold and hot metal forming, for tools and equipment for machining. The basic knowledge of design of tools and jigs.


Knowledge of technology of machining and forming. Knowledge of engineering drawing, rules for fitting, kinds of machining materials. Knowledge of basic stress analysis and technological steps.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements:
Participation in the exercises.
include delivery of two programmes: designing a dimensional tool and fixture for the given component with the use of CAD application.
The examination: consists of a written (test or written exam) and oral part.
The teacher may in justified cases set a special condition.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim is to make students familiar with the fundamentals of design of tools for cold and hot metal forming and tools for machining. They will master the rules for designing and material of tools for both technologies.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at all exercises is necessary . Missed lessons may be compensated for via a make-up tasks by arrangement with the teacher.

Recommended optional programme components

CAD and CAM applications.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

ZEMČÍK, Oskar. Nástroje a přípravky pro obrábění. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2003. Učební texty vysokých škol. ISBN 80-214-2336-6. Dostupné také z: (CS)
SCHMIDT, Eduard. Příručka řezných nástrojů. 2., doplněné vydání. Praha: Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1974. Řada strojírenské literatury. Dostupné také z: (CS)
KOTOUČ, Jiří. Tvářecí nástroje. Praha: České vysoké učení technické, 1993. ISBN 80-01-01003-1. (CS)
NOVOTNÝ, Karel. Nástroje a přípravky. Část 1., Tváření. 2., nezm. vyd. Praha: Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1985. Učební texty vysokých škol. Dostupné také z: (CS)
CHLADIL, Josef. Přípravky a nástroje. Část [2.]., Obrábění. 2. vyd. Brno: VUT, 1987. Učební texty vysokých škol. (CS)
FRONOBER, Martin. Vorrichtungen: Gestalten, Bemessen, Bewerten. 10. unveränd. Aufl. Berlin: Verlag Technik, 1987. (DE)
Fundamentals of Tool Design, Dearborn: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2010. ISBN 978-0-87263-867-9 (EN)

Recommended reading

PILC, Jozef, Milan PODKONICKÝ a Ján SALAJ. Prípravky a nástroje: (návody na cvičenia). Praha: Nakladatelství dopravy a spojů, 1990. Učebné texty vysokých škôl. (SK)
NOVOTNÝ, Karel. Tvářecí nástroje. Brno: Vysoké učení technické, 1992. Učební texty vysokých škol. ISBN 80-214-0401-9. Dostupné také z: (CS)
Fundamentals of Tool Design, Dearborn: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2010. ISBN 978-0-87263-867-9 (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STG , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The tools for machining - knives for metals, for milling machines
2. The tools for holes, for threads, special tools
3. Definition and dividing of jigs
4. Basic rules for design of jigs for machining
5. All-purpose jigs, jigs for drilling and milling
6. Cutting tool materials
7. Kinds of forming tools, steps of their design
8. Tools for cutting and punching - parameters
9. Tools for bending and deep drawing
10.Tools for direct and back extrusion
11.Tools for hot forming - dies for hammers and presses
12.Tools for forging on horizontal forging presses
13.Tools for cutting of forging pieces

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- Design of knife for lathe according to ISO
- Design of simple jig for a given component
- Design of tool for cutting and punching according to the given component
- Design of die for forging - hammer or forging press