Developed to meet Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) curriculum standards, the Pattern Maker Apprentice Training program provides comprehensive training in the metal cutting process and the use of the necessary equipment used to cut metal.
Trainees come away with a complete understanding of metalworking principles and design, drawing, lathes, and milling machines. By integrating on-the-job training into their learning program, you'll help them develop the comprehensive skills and knowledge they need to be a professional pattern maker.
They'll learn to:
- Read a shop drawing.
- Select the proper metal alloy.
- Learn to use the hand and power tools commonly found in a machine shop.
- Draw the design and cut the various patterns, coreboxes, and shapes used in metalworking.
- Select the proper speeds and feeds for cutting metal.
- Describe the setup and operation of standard machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, and drill press.
- Discuss the setup and operation of numerically controlled machine tools.
You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Pattern Maker Apprentice Training course list below.