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Die Presser

Tend presses that form clay into electrical porcelain ware.

What does a Die Presser do?

Tends screw, mechanical, or hydraulic press that forms clay into electrical porcelain ware, such as insulators: Inserts die into bed of press. Pours moist, pulverized clay or ceramic powder into hopper of press. Starts press which deposits clay in die and lowers ram to form ware. Removes formed ware from die cavity and places ware on board for firing. May tend one or more presses that automatically form insulators. May inspect fired products to ensure conformance to specifications, using micrometer, go-not-go gauge, and microscope.