Stamping Die-Try-Out Worker

Test, shape, and smooth stamping dies.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stamping Die-Try-Out Workers do?

Tests, shapes, and smooths stamping die, using tryout power press and abrading handtools, until die members impart specified characteristics to sheet metal product: Studies blueprint of die and model of part, applying knowledge of die construction and flowing properties of metal under pressure. Installs die in press. Applies blue pigment to one die member and orange to other, and intermittently operates press through part of cycle to press die members together. Observes pigment markings to locate high spots. Secures press, using blocks, to prevent premature closing, climbs into open press, and uses powered hand grinder and handtools, such as scrapers, files, and abrasive stones, to remove high spots and shape and smooth die surface to conform to other die member. Adjusts press to allow for thickness of sheet metal workpiece and inserts model part. Repeatedly operates press. Observes markings on model part, and performs shaping and smoothing operations accordingly. Inserts sheet metal blank, operates press, and inspects and compares stamped workpiece with model part and customer’s specifications, using measuring devices and checking fixture. May operate power shear to cut blank [SHEAR OPERATOR II]. May consult with superiors and other workers to solve metal forming problems.


Should I be a Stamping Die-Try-Out Worker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Die Set Up Worker, Die Try Out Worker, Die-Try-Out Worker, Stamping, Stamping Die Try-Out Worker

    How to Become a
    Stamping Die-Try-Out Worker

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