Australia's Cast Metals industry is a vital part of manufacturing in today's rapidly developing world. Metal casting and moulding is used to make products of all kinds, ranging in size from small precision components to large engine casings.
You could make engine parts, axles, marine components, building products, vintage car parts, mag wheels or even pumps for anything from dishwashers to irrigation dams.
The industry needs Product Designers to design the precision moulds and Patternmakers, Fabricators and Moulders to bring their designs to reality. Metallurgists, Testers and Finishers ensure the final product is of the highest quality and finish.
Metal Casters fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings. They utilise ferrous and non-ferrous metals, such as nickel alloy, steel, iron and aluminium.
The skills you learn in working on Cast Metals could also see you moving across to work in Light Metals, Aerospace, Automotive or even the Fine Trades.