Metal moulders and coremakers make moulds and cores for casting metal.

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Sheet and Structural Metal Workers, Moulders and Welders, and Related Workers

Sheet and structural metal workers, moulders and welders, and related workers, make moulds and cores for casting metal, weld and cut metal parts, make and repair articles of sheet metal, and install, erect, maintain and repair heavy metal structures, tackle, cable cars and related equipment.

  • Metal Moulders and Coremakers
  • Welders and Flame Cutters
  • 7Sheet Metal Workers
  • Structural Metal Preparers and Erectors
  • Riggers and Cable Splicers
  • Coremaker
  • Metal casting moulder

Background Information

The foundry mould maker is a skilled worker who makes molds for use in metalworking and other manufacturing industries. They create moulds for the casting process. The skilled mouldmaker of yesterday is a scarce commodity in today’s market. No longer it there a worker, who can “do it all.” Today, the mouldmaking shop is filled with specialists, who with the help of softwares design the mould and the mouldmaker is the person, who assembles the final mould. Much of the machining processes involved in mould making use computer-controlled equipment, CAD (Computer Aided Design) and is digitally transferred to CNC (Computer Numerical Control) for the actual manufacturing of the mould.

CASE EXAMPLES

It is assumed that in the future, the 3D manufacturing technology will replace the traditional mould making industry. Nowadays, there are offers for 3D mould making on the market for some types of materials, which can change the number of workers required to produce the moulds. 

Automation suppliers have been working hard to provide the latest in automation technology for the mould manufacturing industry. For example, Mastercam for SolidWorks product is constantly being worked on and new hybrid machining provides better surface machining, which yields a better surface finish and less secondary hand-work is required.

Big outsourcing company is China Savvy, which is highly automated, and casting companies use their services, because the price is convenient.

Categories: Skill Level 2