Profession foundry moulder
Foundry moulders manufacture cores for metal moulds, which are used to fill a space in the mould that must remain unfilled during casting. They use wood, plastic or other materials to create the core, selected to withstand the extreme environment of a metal mould.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Ensure core uniformity
Oversee uniformity of cores; use casting machinery and equipment and tools such as a hand press.
- Maintain cores
Clean and repair cores, e.g. by smoothing out imperfections on the surface.
- Position core workpieces
Handle coring tools such as bottom boards, coring patterns and core sections; move coring workpieces, for example by operating a crane.
- Pour molten metal into cores
Pour molten steel or metal into cores; operate by hand, for example or by using cranes.
- Provide pouring holes in cores
Cut spouts, runner holes, and sprue holes into cores.
- Repair core defects
Repair core malfunctions and damage, e.g. cracks or broken edges; use hand tools, core boxes and patterns.
- Construct cores
Construct cores for the casting of objects in plaster, clay or metal. Use casting machines and materials such as rubber, plaster or fibreglass.
- Insert core structures
Insert core structures using the appropriate hand tools or cranes.
- Maintain core parts
Carry out minor repair tasks and maintenance of cores and core parts.