Career outlook for toolmaker
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Currently employed in Scotland
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What's it like?
As a toolmaker, you would be amongst the most highly skilled workers in manufacturing. You would make precision tools like jigs, dies and moulds that are used by engineering craftspeople. They would use the tools you have made to make products such as car parts.
You would work mainly with metals, alloys and composite materials, known as 'stocks' or castings.
- Work with 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM)
- Mark out the tool design on the 'stock' or casting, following engineering drawings
- Cut and shape the part using a combination of hand-operated and computerised tools
- Check the finished item’s size with precision measuring instruments
- Look after machinery
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