Guiding System Components

Provided by: ToolingU

This class describes common guiding system components used in die sets, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain the role of a guiding system
  • Identify the major categories of guiding systems
  • Describe the characteristics of plain bearing system components
  • Identify types of plain bearing system components
  • Describe the properties of common bushing materials
  • Describe assembly methods for plain bearing system components
  • Describe the characteristics of ball bearing system components
  • Describe assembly methods for ball bearing system components
  • Identify types of heel block guiding system components
  • Describe how stroke length impacts the assembly of guiding systems
  • Explain how a guiding system affects die set alignment.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for tool and die makers and designers, die engineers, sheet metal product designers, sheet metal product release engineers, operators, managers, purchasing, stamping manufacturers, plant managers, and anyone who is a practitioner of formability measurements for formability improvement.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Die Set Guiding Systems, Bearing Systems, Die Set Alignment

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

1.5 hrs



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