Profession casting mould maker
Casting mould makers create metal, wooden or plastic models of the finished product to be cast. The patterns are then used to create moulds, eventually leading to the casting of the product of the same shape as the pattern.
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- Casting processes
The various practices used in the casting of metal, plastics and other cast materials, including mould filling, solidification, cooling, and others, all relating to varying approaches in case of different types of material.
- Interpret 3D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.
- Operate patternmaking machinery
Operate various kinds of machinery and equipment involved in the production of patterns, such as drilling machines, milling machines, lathe machines, cutting machines, grinding machines, hand drills, and others.
- Interpret 2D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.
- Operate precision measuring equipment
Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.
- Repair patterns
Repair and rework various kinds of templates and patterns in manufacturing processes.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Calculate allowances for shrinkage in casting processes
Calculate and take into account the level of allowance and shrinkage of the casted material that occur during casting when designing the pattern for the mould. Convert the margin calculation and dimensions to exact tolerances, ensuring the pattern will be larger than the casting.