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Tool and Die Maker
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Tool and Die Maker

A tool and die maker makes and repairs machine-shop tools, jigs, fixtures, instruments, and metal forming dies. A person in this occupation works from blueprints and shop drawings. A person in this occupation plans the sequence of operations necessary to create the tool or die, measures and marks the pieces of metal, and cuts, bores, or drills the part as required. Most work from specifications created with CAD (computer-aided design) programs. A tool and die maker may operate CNC (computer numerically controlled) machinery and equipment.

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