I have worked with Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, the world’s leading disk-drive component manufacturer, for 6 years as a Die Setter specialist. I work closely with Engineers on designing and modifying ultra critical manufacturing processes.
I learned to Setup high speed metal stamping dies (500SPM to 900SPM) in Bruderer Presses using Work instructions Job Aids Diagrams and Procedures. Measure parts using hand micrometers, Sylvack, Laser Measurement System, Laser micrometer, Comparator and Wyco. Most tolerances are +/- .0001. Also had an opportunity to work on prototype dies and trouble shoot for component failures, and Measurement problems, Communicate with Toolmakers and engineering on what should be addressed to correct these problems. Help other die setters when they are having problems with the die or Press. Work with maintenance on any press related problems and correct them.
Assure proper product is being run per plan; communicate with Tool Room, other Supervisors, Die Setters, and Engineers. Fill out daily logs communication sheets,