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51-9071.07 - Precious Metal Workers

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Assemble molds, wrap molds in heat-resistant cloth, and ladle molten alloy into mold openings, repeating casting processes as necessary to produce specified numbers of parts.

51-4071.00 Foundry Mold and Coremakers
  • Sift and pack sand into mold sections, core boxes, and pattern contours, using hand or pneumatic ramming tools.
  • 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.
  • Pour molten metal into molds, manually or with crane ladles.
51-9195.07 Molding and Casting Workers
  • Pour, pack, spread, or press plaster, concrete, liquid plastic, or other materials into or around models or molds.
  • 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.
  • Place forms around models and separately immerse each half portion of a model in plaster, wax, or other mold-making materials.
  • Construct or form molds for use in casting metal, clay, or plaster objects, using plaster, fiberglass, rubber, casting machines, patterns, or flasks.
51-4072.00 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Pour or load metal or sand into melting pots, furnaces, molds, or hoppers, using shovels, ladles, or machines.
  • Clamp metal and plywood strips around dies or patterns to form molds.
  • Pull level and toggle latches to fill molds, to regulate tension on sheeting, and to release mold covers.
  • 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.
51-9071.01 Jewelers
  • Construct preliminary models of wax, metal, clay, or plaster, and form sample castings in molds.
  • Pour molten metal alloys or other materials into molds in order to cast models of jewelry.
  • 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.
51-2091.00 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
  • Spray chopped fiberglass, resins, and catalysts onto prepared molds or dies using pneumatic spray guns with chopper attachments.
  • Pat or press layers of saturated mat or cloth into place on molds, using brushes or hands, and smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles with hands or squeegees.
  • Inspect, clean, and assemble molds before beginning work.

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