No questions i am going to school for Mold and Die making, but am really liking the I dea of being a tool maker. Just seeing what people were doing and why.i worked for a small job/production shop for a while.. the production is what drove me away..
why? whats your question
i wouldn't blow your load yet sparky... about 95% of the time your making some weird fucked up lookin part that doesn't look like it belongs on anything..
I also work at a very small tool and die shop (around 20 guys), but we have lots of equipment. Lots of expensive shit, well I guess that is relatively speaking. I run the Mitutoyo CMM, Trumpf laser marker, I'm the shop polisher (we do a lot of die parts, so I do this alot), QC inspector, and shipping clerk. I will also run the machines when I have to. Basically you'd call me a bitch. I like the work very well, I'm hoping to learn a lot while I'm here.
We just had our grinders finish a part for a customer that was 16.11425 +/- .00007 on the OD. I held it in my arms for a while and it jumped almost 3 tenths.FullsizeYota said:then you read the print and it has some gay ass hole thats -.0005 tolerance.:shaking:
Er, molds and dies are tools for production machines, such as stamping/forming presses, molding presses, etc.
Hopefully they specified 20.085678 degrees C :flipoff2:Jesus. did they specify a temperature at which it needs to be that size also?
I would assume STP, standard temp and pressure:flipoff2:Hopefully they specified 20.085678 degrees C :flipoff2:
0.000 070 tolerance on a 16" long part. So did the Engineer who spec'd the part get his degree last month? :flipoff2:
Note. Home machinist... 0.005" is good for me.
I have 20 years experience machining plastics. And steel when i have to make a fixture or a jig or a truck part.
I have a 2 year degree in Machine Tool Technology and i don't regret it. Two of the local vo-tech schools canceled there machine shop programs due to a lack of interest. It seems the young people these days don't have any interest in machine shop.
It's hard to find good employee's that want to work in our field.
In my area we are a dying breed.
Where are you going to school?
You will be over-educated compared to most manufacturing engineers I've worked with. Too many of them don't know which end of a screwdriver to blow into.I am going to school in Nebraska, but am from Denver. The program I am taking now is a two year machine course, with 6 months of either mold or die making. After that I might stay on for another degree in manufaturing Engineering or Electro-Mechanical.
Amen brotha. 1/3 of my time is usually fixing/undoing things that some guy making 6 figures decided was good..I think that it should be a requirement that engineers spend a year on the shop floor before they become engineers.
Don't get me wrong....i love my job.
I should of been a engineer.