What is a Molding and Casting Worker?
A molding and casting worker is someone who molds and casts material. The material that is molded and casted depends on the type of industry a person chooses to enter, as industries can vary enormously. A few industries that utilize casting and molding are the metallurgical industry, candy making industry, the ceramics and tile casting industry, and the cosmetics industry.
What does a Molding and Casting Worker do?
A molding and casting worker uses machinery to trim, pour material, and insert materials into the molds. For example, watch-making requires very delicate instruments to be inserted into the mold before a cast is made. In the instance of candy-making, ingredients are added to the mold while hot and allowed to cool.
The die casting process forces molten metal under high pressure into mold cavities (which are machined into dies). Most die castings are made from nonferrous metals, specifically zinc, copper, and aluminium-based alloys, but ferrous metal die castings are possible. The die casting method is especially suited for applications where many small to medium-sized parts are needed with good detail, a fine surface quality and dimensional consistency.
The molding and casting worker is also responsible for inspecting molds and injected material to assure that the proper amount is being cast. Molds are inspected to assure there are no cracks or seepage, and the materials injected into molds are inspected for foreign material. Both types of inspection are necessary to produce a quality product. Monitoring of equipment and product production promotes safety, and maintains high output of product.
Blueprints and technical drawings are read by the molding and casting worker to assess production; these detailed outlines provide direction and information in molding and casting a product. The design or drawing is an accurate reproduction of the finished product and provides a schema toward product completion. Information in the blueprint may include revisions, materials needed for production, and a list of abbreviations along with their meaning.
What is the workplace of a Molding and Casting Worker like?
The workplace varies widely for a molding and casting worker, just as the type of material to be manipulated differs according to the manufactured product. The workplace may be small, such as in producing watches or casting jewelry, or may be a very large factory setting, such as in the ceramic, tobacco or candy-making industries.
Molding and Casting Workers are also known as:
Casting Worker Molding Worker Injection Molding Machine Operator Molding & Casting Worker