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Other denominations

Tool design specialist, matrix design specialist, mould design specialist.

Description

Tool draughtsmen are responsible for planning and designing dies, moulds and other tools (extrusion lines, cutting tools...). A die refers to a steel tool which, in tandem with a press, serves to stamp parts, particularly metal ones, although other types of materials are also used (paper, cardboard, plastic, etc.). There are various types of dies, depending on the type of stamping being performed (progressive, transfer, conventional, etc). Meanwhile, moulds are metallic tools that are used to manufacture products made out of plastic, metal and other materials through techniques such as injection or casting. It is important to note that tools play an extremely important role in the majority of material transformation processes, which gives them a strategic prominence in and close connection with a large amount of industrial activities. It is worth noting that tools' quality (their design and manufacture...) depend on the quality of the end product they produce, in other words, the product's specifications and functionality. Similarly, some characteristics are contingent upon the rest of the manufacturing process (productivity, reliability, supply of raw materials...). The production of tools is normally carried out on the specific demand of purchasers. However, there are also some end product manufacturers that make their own tools, which are only able to manufacture those products for which they were designed and made. This professional usually reports to the technical office manager.

Tasks

  • Oversee the development of the equipment plans.
  • Design, draw and establish technical specifications for the equipment.
  • Prepare and follow-up on the equipment manufacturing offers.
  • Maintain contact with clients.
  • Carry out project monitoring tasks.
  • Have experience using work tools such as Mechanical Desktop (Autocad), Software Catia V5, MicroStation and Pro/engineer and 3D rendering.
  • Work together with the areas of assembly, final equipment adjustment and quality.
  • Schedule the production process, issuing the respective orders to the manufacturing workshop.
  • Conduct the first equipment tests prior to their delivery to the client.
  • Oversee the planning and design of the modifications made to the equipment used.