Toolmakers are people with more than average natural mechanical ability, who have no trouble with mathematics and great confidence in themselves, almost to the point of arrogance.
They feel they can make anything, fix anything, or build anything. 3D Mold Contour Dramco, G.I. NebrKawasaki Hub Die Dramco, G.I. Nebr
There is nothing of a mechanical nature that they can’t master.Machining a Mold Core
Their skills are mostly bench work and handwork-filing, fitting, assembling, debugging and making gadgets work the way they are supposed to. Benchwork on large forming die
They can operate practically every machine in the shop, and normally have a group of machinists at their disposal.
They earn and are entitled to the highest “blue-collar” wages.
They are not afraid to get their hands dirty and yet by nature are neat and methodical.
Toolmakers use a wide variety of materials to create the tools, dies, and molds needed to produce all manufactured components.
They are perfectionists in that tools not only work good, but also look good.
Their job is to make equipment and machinery so that others with much less skill, or no skill at all can produce, and in volume, all of the complicated items of modern civilization.
Everywhere you turn, you see examples of a toolmaker’s work. Toolmakers have a hand in producing the molds, dies, and tools that make the world what it is.
Hobbies ! Toolmaking skills carry over into everyday life. Many hobbies benefit from the skills learned as a toolmaker
Hunting, Fishing, Racing… and so much more !!!
A Toolmaker had an IDEA !!! He wanted to make something BETTER!!!!! He knew he could !
Dwight Gatzemeyer A graduate of the SCC Machine Tool program. Designer of the QuickGrip Clamp
A Toolmaker had a DREAM !!! He loved SPEED ! He wanted to go FAST ! He knew he could !
John Mackichan A graduate of the SCC Machine Tool program 5 Bonneville land speed records Top Speed to date: 346 mph
4 year College Graduates 87,000 college graduates, including 7,000 with Master’s degrees, are employed in the nation’s mailrooms and another 97,000 college graduates are janitors or cleaners. SOURCE: 1995 U.S. Census
Supply & Demand Ads in the Chicago Tribune: # Replies # weeks run Total QualifiedAccountant 1 500 480Moldmakers 2 12 3
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A few of the midwest companies that hire Machine Tool graduates: Duncan Aviation Eaton Valve Garner Industries Hornaday Heinke Technology New Holland Kawasaki Dale / Vishay Lenco Nucor Steel Square “D” Sherwood Medical Airlite Plastics Hughes Brothers Distefano Tool & Die Newell Rubbermaid Lozier Reinke Mfg. Valmont Hamilton Sunstrand Baldwin Filters Lucent Avaya Dutton-Lainson
Many of the graduates of the Machine Tool program own and operate their own shops. A few are listed below: Creative Technology Tomes Industries Nebraska Mold Industrial Machine Specialities Tri-V Tool & Die Custom Machine & Design Dramco DYNA Tool Lincoln Tool & Design MetalQuest VanAm Tool and Design Overland Products Reardon Machine
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