Cori L. Brown

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Michael Atkins

Second Advisor

Dr. Paul Engelmann

Third Advisor

Dr. Ralph Tanner

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


There have been many improvements in the plastics industry over the past few years. One of these areas is in the design of injection molds. This area has been enhanced by the use of Computer-Aided Design systems and furthered by the creation of specialized mold design software. The Ultimate® design system from D-M-E has made a mold designer's job much easier by automating much of this process. This project extends the function of this software by adding an automatic dimensioning feature that will make the mold design process less tedious and less time consuming. This addition will also standardize mold drawing layouts created in this software and for industry as a whole.