Tool and Die Maker Career
Tool and die makers use computerized machine tools as well as ones that are mechanically controlled to make metal parts, tools and instruments. If you are considering this as a career option, you will need to use blueprints, drawings, or computer-aided design files to make tools and dies. This may involve computing and verifying dimensions, shapes, sizes, and tolerances of work pieces.
Toolmakers make precision tools that are used to cut and form metal and other materials. They also create jigs that hold metal while it is being bored or drilled. Die makers create metal forms that are used to shape metal in forging and stamping operations.