Automatic-Spinning Lathe Setter

Set up automatic spinning lathes to spin shaped articles from plate metals.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic-Spinning Lathe Setters do?

Sets up automatic spinning lathe to spin shaped articles from sheet or plate metal as specified by blueprints and computed from data charts: Bolts specified spinning chuck to headstock spindle and follow block to tailstock, using handtools or power tools. Positions, aligns, and bolts specified circular forming tool on hydraulic carriage according to diameter and thickness of metal disk, using such measuring tools as calipers, micrometers, and verniers. Turns control knobs to set speed of lathe and feed speed of carriage according to chart. Makes trial run and measures dimensions of first piece for conformance to blueprint specifications. May set up automatic spinning lathe equipped with special forming tools to shape, trim, or form knurls or beads on workpiece and be designated Setter, Automatic-Spinning-And-Beading-Lathe.

Should I be an Automatic-Spinning Lathe Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Automatic Spinning Lathe Setter, Screwmaker, Automatic, Setter, Automatic-Spinning-And-Beading-Lathe See More

    How to Become an
    Automatic-Spinning Lathe Setter

    Most Automatic-Spinning Lathe Setters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ycaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2844%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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