Pattern Makers make wood, plastic, metal, plaster of paris, or polystyrene models to produce castings. Mould Makers then use use them to form a cavity in the sand, into which molten metal is poured to form a casting. Patternmaking is divided into two branches: wood patternmaking and metal patternmaking.
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Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $23.00 per hour.