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Job Description:

  • 1) Lays out, machines, and finishes metal, carbide, and diamond parts to make and repair wiredrawing dies, analyzing specifications and applying knowledge of metal properties, shop mathematics, and wiredrawing die construction: Studies specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, and standard charts, and visualizes shape of die.

  • 2) Computes die dimensions and plans sequence of operations.

  • 3) Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock to lay out for machining.

  • 4) Polishes die bores by lapping manually or using die-finishing machines, applying progressively finer grades of diamond dust compound.

  • 5) Inspects die for defects, such as cracks and scratches, using loupe or microscope.

  • 6) Pulls wire or rod through die bore manually or using wiredrawing machine.

  • 7) Measures wire or rod, using measuring instruments such as micrometer, vernier gauge, or protractor, to verify conformance of die bore to specifications.

  • 8) May design and make tools, jigs, and fixtures.

  • 9) May be designated according to type of die made or repaired as Carbide-Die Maker; Diamond-Die Maker.




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Job Number: 2882