In mold manufacturing, we shape the very world we live in. A career in mold manufacturing is interesting because the technology is changing constantly, presenting new challenges and opportunities. Machining, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumantics, electronics, all come together with communications and planning. Mold manufacturing allows learning while we earn a living, and you can learn as much and as long as you like on a track for management or ownership, or you can find your career within a specialized niche of mold manufacturing.
One option for specialized training in mold manufacturing skills is the TMA, Technology|Manufacturing Aligned, of Park Ridge, IL. Instructor Joe Genc has shared his basic mold making course syllabus for presentation here, available in its entirety.
Below is a graphical depiction of the path to become a "Journeyman Mold Maker." Reviewing this, it becomes clear that there are many skills involved. Some provide specialties critical to today's complex and varied field of mold manufacturing.
To improve this chart's legibility, we've included a magnifying function. Move your cursor in the career path image below to see the text more clearly.
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