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Pros and Cons

Safety is very important in this industry. The use of many dangerous machines has forced factories to take extra precautions. Most machines have protective gear to ensure the safety of the user.

The areas in which tool and die makers work tend to be clean. Also, the rooms are kept cool because the machines need cool air to function properly and to prevent overheating.

It has been estimated that there will be a decline in the number of tool and die makers needed in coming years. Because of the increased use of computers, some of the skills that tool and die makers have will no longer be necessary. Luckily, the skills that are obtained through training can be used in other industries, such as making machinery used in aircraft and automobiles.

Other Options

There are other occupations you may be interested in that are very similar to tool and die making and that require the same skills. Machinists work with machines to produce metal parts used in various products. Much like tool and die makers, they work primarily with machines to build a finished product.

A welder is a person who makes his or her living welding metal. Welding is the act of joining pieces of metal together using heat. Welders are needed in many industries. In the construction industry, welders may weld beams or pipes together. They may also weld parts together when a bridge is built.

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