Pros: lots to learn an excellent skill set
Cons: mostly repetitive-when there are no problems there is much less to do
Definitely a big learning curve here as there are so many variables of problems that can go wrong with either the fine blanking press itself, the die, or the programmed values. A typical day included the setting up of the press with various dies depending on the number of jobs needed to start or the number of jobs finished. set up included adjusting values accordingly such as pressures, alignment, timing, material thicknesses, speed, axis' etc also included some material handling with a forklift for the parts and dies as well as a crane for some of the dies during set up. Quality was a major focus with the checking of gauges, height gauge, go/no go gauge, use of micrometers, vernier, and various measuring tools.