History of Mould Makers
The art of mould making has been around for centuries and since the demand for mould making has increased over that time so has the demand for Mould Makers
. Mould Makers
is a career in which the person creates tools, moulds and parts for products and machinery that we use in our everyday lives. You will often be surprised at where you can find Mould Makers
work in the appliances you use on a regular basis. Mould makers require high levels of training, a good knowledge of mathematics, and many years of experience to hone and develop their skills.
use many different types of tools to aid them such as lathes, grinders, and mills. A lathe is a machine tool for shaping metal or wood, the lathe works by turning about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool. The lathe was first invented by John Wilkinson in 1775. The lathe that Wilkinson created was a tool that cut holes in metal that was then used in steam engines. Eli Whitney in 1818 invented the first mill. A mill is a device that is designed to break a solid material into smaller pieces. There are many different types of grinding mills and many types of materials processed in them. The mill created by Whitney allowed more mould makers and machinists to produce parts and tools much faster and with less skill.
Mould Makers Today
Nowadays mould makers
need to have a very good knowledge of computers as mould making today requires computer software. Mould makers need to be able to read blue prints and program the computer based on these blue prints to mould the part they require. Mould makers need to be very accurate and the tools need to be cut and grinded with high precision and accuracy. Mould makers have to be able to know at what speed, direction, and the feed of the material into the machine in order for the moulds to be exactly cut.
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