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  • 1) Fabricates tungsten-carbide cutting tips for use on lathes, planers, milling machines, and other metalworking tools, using mechanical or hydraulic press, furnaces, cutting and grinding wheels, and precision-measuring instruments: Weighs cobalt, carbon, tungsten, titanium, and other powdered metals on balance scale to obtain specified molding mixture.

  • 2) Pours mixture from pans into molds or into hoppers for automatic feeding into molds in press.

  • 3) Turns valves on press to compress mixture into billet.

  • 4) Removes billet from press.

  • 5) Sets automatic feed, time, and temperature controls on sintering furnace.

  • 6) Feeds billets into furnace to fuse metals together.

  • 7) Removes billets from furnace and cuts and grinds them into cutting tips, using diamond cutting wheel and electric grinding wheel.

  • 8) Measures cutting edges of tips to ensure attainment of specified tolerances, using gauges, rulers, micrometers, and protractors.

  • 9) Sets pyrometer controls of heat-treating furnace, and feeds cutting tips into furnace to harden them.

  • 10) May regrind cutting tips and remeasure for conformance to specifications.




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Job Number: 1428