Hand Spring Former
Shape semielliptical spring leaves.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Hand Spring Formers do?
Shapes semielliptical spring leaves, using hand-forming jack: Reads specifications to determine arch required to shape leaf and computes additional arch required to compensate for unsetting of leaves in subsequent operations. Positions forming die over center pin of jack. Bends pattern and secures it to jack with holding pin. Positions center hole of hot leaf over center pin and bends leaf, using clamp tongs. Clamps ends of each leaf to pattern and sprinkles water over leaf to set arch and prevent warping. Immerses leaves in oil and places them in tempering oven [TEMPERER]. Shapes cold leaves on fitting block with sledgehammer.
Should I be a Hand Spring Former?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Ready for a Challenge:
You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
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How to become a Hand Spring Former
Hand Spring Formers 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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