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  • 1) Tends machines that mix, mold, and bake iron powder and plastic to form spatterless bullets for small arms ammunition: Measures, weighs, and pours specified quantities of iron powder, plastic crystals, and solvent into steam-heated mixing machine to coat each particle of iron powder with adhesive plastic.

  • 2) Starts machine.

  • 3) Observes dials, indicators, and gauges, and turns valves to regulate and maintain prescribed heat and pressure during designated mixing period.

  • 4) Opens hatch in mixer bottom to dump dried, coated iron powder onto shaker screen that removes clinkers.

  • 5) Signals INDUSTRIAL-TRUCK OPERATOR to move cans of sifted powder and to lift them to platform above bullet molding press.

  • 6) Scoops powder from can and sifts it through screen to remove oversize particles and to fill hopper of bullet molding machine.

  • 7) Starts machine that compresses iron powder in molds to form bullets.

  • 8) Examines bullets for malformation and replaces worn punches and dies, using handtools.

  • 9) Regulates conveyor speed and electric oven temperature by pressing buttons and switches to bake and cool bullets.

  • 10) Measures sample bullets, using dial indicator and fixed gauges.

  • 11) Tests samples for hardness, using special device that measures force required to break off bullet nose.

  • 12) Rebakes rejected bullets to reduce diameter or increase hardness to meet specifications.




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Job Number: 5435