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Tool and Die Making

Entry Level Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment:

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 180

Areas Covered:

16% Machinig
5% Drill Press
8% Milling Machines
5% Grinding
7% Numerical Control
5% Benchwork
5% Shop Math
11% Metallurgy and Heat Treatment
10% Inspection and Measurements
28% Die Making

Sample Questions:

What rpm would you use for a high speed counterbore? 

  1. 1/4 of the same diameter drill speed
  2. 3/4 of the same diameter drill speed
  3. same as the equivalent diameter drill
  4. two times the same diameter drill 

When drilling brass or hard bronze, it is necessary to grind a small flat on the cutting lips of a drill to 

  1. prevent grabbing
  2. provide a smoother finish
  3. keep the workpiece cool
  4. provide better chip clearance 

A combination of gauge blocks yielding which of the following values is required to set up an angle of 31-degrees 38-feet using a 5-inch sine bar? 

  1. 5.52448
  2. 2.6224
  3. C. 0.104896
  4. 0.24480 

Which of the following types of stamping dies is necessary to produce a washer and maintain concentricity? 

  1. compound
  2. combination
  3. inverted
  4. progressive 

Machining a hold for a 3/8 O.D. die spring would require a hole 

  1. 11/32 diameter
  2. 5/16 diameter
  3. 3/8 diameter
  4. 1/2 diameter