Toolmaker

Toolmakers make and repair tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment to fine tolerances, for machine tools and other production machinery.

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    Overview

    Toolmakers make and repair tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment to fine tolerances, for machine tools and other production machinery.

    Day-to-day

    • studies drawings and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of articles to be manufactured and models to be constructed
    • measures and marks out metal stock and castings using various gauges
    • shapes metal and wood stock using machine tools
    • checks accuracy of manufactured articles and finished patterns to fine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments
    • tests and modifies manufactured articles
    • applies protective finishes to patterns and painting pattern sections to indicate method of assembly
    • assembles pattern sections and shapes work pieces to specified finish.

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