Machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and
mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts,
instruments, and other tools.
There are many different ways to become a machinist or tool and die
maker. Machinists train in apprenticeship programs, vocational schools,
or community or technical colleges, or on the job. To become a fully
trained tool and die maker takes several years of technical instruction,
as well as on-the-job training. Good math, problem-solving, and computer
skills are important.
There is a lot of overlap between the resources you
find on this page and on the page called
Robotics and Numerical Controls.
You will probably find yourself switching between the
Some of these tutorials might require a PDF reader. If you do not have an the Adobe
Acrobat Reader installed on your device, you can
download a free copy here. Many also require the Google Play app for