Cast metal molds to form jewelry articles.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Bench Molders do?
Casts metal molds to form jewelry articles: Forms plaster mold of model. Builds sand mold in flask, using plaster mold as pattern. Places flask in furnace or heats flask with blowtorch to dry and harden sand mold. Removes plaster mold from flask. Melts metal in crucible or furnace, and pours molten metal into channel of sand mold to cast metal mold. Opens flask and removes metal mold when metal has hardened, using pliers or tongs.
Should I be a Bench Molder?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Bench Molder Apprentice, Jewelry Bench Molder, Molder, Bench
How to become a Bench Molder
Bench Molders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job.
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