Tool and die makers make, repair and modify custom-made, prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various metals, alloys and plastics which require precise dimensions. They are employed primarily in manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, metal fabrication, electrical machinery and plastics, and in tool and die, mould making and machine shops. This unit group also includes metal patternmakers and metal mould makers.

Mould or Die Finisher

By |2021-12-02T11:27:13-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Mould or die finishers use a variety of power and hand tools to shape, smooth, finish, and polish moulds or metal working dies. They use math skills to calculate and measure these pieces, and they must be able to read instructions and interpret blueprints. They inspect finished products to make sure the pieces have been [...]

Mould Designer

By |2021-12-02T11:27:08-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Mould designers plan out the moulds that are used to shape plastic and other materials. They decide which type of mould should be used for a process, and then design the layout of the mould components. They then finalize the drawings of the mould design that will be used in manufacturing facilities to produce precisely [...]

Die Designer

By |2021-12-02T11:27:07-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

A die designer is a highly skilled craftsperson who creates dies for stamping, forming, or forging presses. Tool and die makers use equipment such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines to produce precision metal parts (tools, dies, and moulds). They must be knowledgeable about mechanics, metallurgy, mathematics, precision measurement, and blueprints.

Mould Maker

By |2021-12-02T11:26:54-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Fabricate moulds by hand or machine. Finish the mould surfaces, fit together mould blocks.

Tool and Die Maker

By |2021-12-02T11:26:51-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Tool and die makers use lathes, drill presses, and milling machines to produce precision metal parts (tools, dies, and moulds) for manufacturing. They must be skilled at reading blueprints, setting up machinery using precise measurements, planning the full sequence of actions required to complete the part, fitting parts together using hand tools, and inspecting the [...]

Pattern Maker

By |2021-12-02T11:26:38-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Pattern makers create plans for assembling full-scale industrial products in factories for shipbuilding, automotive manufacturers, and parts manufacturers. They divide patterns into sections, mark materials for machining, form parts, and assemble parts. They work closely with engineering or drafting departments, as well as the production area.

Tool / Tooling Maker

By |2021-12-02T11:26:33-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Tool or tooling makers repair the specialized equipment used in manufacturing to build industrial and consumer products. They must be skilled at reading engineering drawings and specifications, setting up machine tools using computer programming, and testing tools such as gauges, jigs, and other mechanical devices to make sure they are cutting and shaping parts precisely.

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