foundry worker/foundry process operator / coremaker /patternmaker

foundry worker/foundry process operator / coremaker /patternmaker

Casting -- filling moulds with liquid metal
Casting -- filling moulds with liquid metal Filling a casting pan with liquid metal from a storage tank
foundry worker/foundry process operator / coremaker /patternmaker:

Who are they and what do they do? The foundry worker's job is to make castings (i.e. products, or parts of products, made by casting molten metals in moulds of the desired shape) through various processes and prepare foundry "cores" and castings. There are many different jobs within the foundry from working the furnaces to making the moulds and pouring the molten metal into them. The patternmaker turns a manufacturing drawing for a casting into a three-dimensional shape, making a full-size model or prototype of the object as a pattern.

What are the activities of the job? Making large and complicated moulds and cores by hand (cores go inside the moulds designed to make hollow shapes in the cast products) from sand and other fire-resistant materials and casting them, manufacture of large and complicated core structures as well as the machine manufacture of cores in semi-automatic and automatic machines and units, machine manufacture of large-sized castings, hand manufacture of large castings with machines to compact them, pressure casting, plus other processes on automatic and semi-automatic moulding machines and production lines.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In foundries, where exposure to high temperatures, noise and dust must be expected.

What tools/equipment do they use? Typically casting moulds, of various types, cores, furnaces, presses, injection equipment, driers, and other machines and foundry/casting plant & machinery.

What do you need to succeed? You need training to skilled craft level, good spatial perception, overall fitness, quick reactions and accuracy.

foundry worker/foundry process operator / coremaker /patternmaker:
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