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51-9071.07 - Precious Metal Workers

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Design and fabricate models of new casting molds, and chipping and turning tools used to finish product surfaces.

51-9071.01 Jewelers
  • Construct preliminary models of wax, metal, clay, or plaster, and form sample castings in molds.
  • Fabricate, modify, or repair jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.
  • Design and fabricate molds, models, and machine accessories, and modify hand tools used to cast metal and jewelry pieces.
  • Assemble and secure mold sections used to cast metal articles and pieces.
  • Build sand molds in flasks, following patterns and heat flasks to dry and harden molds, using furnaces or torches.
51-4071.00 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
  • Form and assemble slab cores around patterns, and position wire in mold sections to reinforce molds, using hand tools and glue.
  • Position cores into lower sections of molds, and reassemble molds for pouring.
  • Tend machines that bond cope and drag together to form completed shell molds.
  • Rotate sweep boards around spindles to make symmetrical molds for convex impressions.
51-9195.07 Molding and Casting Workers
  • Assemble, insert, and adjust wires, tubes, cores, fittings, rods, or patterns into molds, using hand tools and depth gauges.
  • Operate molding machines that compact sand in flasks to form molds.
  • Construct or form molds for use in casting metal, clay, or plaster objects, using plaster, fiberglass, rubber, casting machines, patterns, or flasks.
51-4111.00 Tool and Die Makers
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
  • Design jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids in the fabrication of parts or products.
  • Develop and design new tools and dies, using computer-aided design software.
51-4072.00 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Clamp metal and plywood strips around dies or patterns to form molds.
  • Shape molds to specified contours, using sand, and trowels and related tools.
  • Assemble shell halves, patterns, and foundry flasks, and reinforce core boxes, using glue, clamps, wire, bolts, rams, or machines.

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