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How prepared are most people in the Metal Refining business?

When getting into the job, how prepared are they? Is there a specific amount of knowledge required to even start? #career #metal #worker #metalworker #metalrefiner

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Interesting question..

People in this career know a lot about the following:

Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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Basic metal processing techniques include:

· Smelting and refining of metal ores and scrap
· Casting molten metals into a given shape (foundry)
· Hammering or pressing metals into the shape of a die (hot or cold forging)
· Welding and cutting sheet metal
· Sintering (compressing and heating materials in powder form, including one or more metals)
· Shaping metals on a lathe.