Mouldmakers manually create moulds for the production of metal products. They mix sand and hardening materials to obtain a specialised mixture. They then use a pattern and one or more cores to produce the right shape impression in this material. The shaped material is then left to set, later to be used as a mould in the production of ferrous and non-ferrous metal castings.

Scope notes

Excludes people producing moulds for non-metallic materials. 
 Excludes people using machines. Includes people producing jewellery and bijouterie.

Alternative label

  • foundry sand moulder

  • mold maker

  • mould maker

  • hand-moulded casting worker

Regulatory aspect

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