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20:22 Mar 6, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Metallurgy / Casting
French term or phrase: fondeur
how would i translate "fondeur" in the sense of explaining the responsibilities of a jewellery maker? does "caster" suffice or should i say "metal caster?"

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xxxEmma Nobes
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5casterLyudmila Gorbunova (married Zanella)
4bench moulderxxxEuqinimod
3metal caster
chris collister



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bench moulder

You can find the following definition in the GDT: "Casts metal moulds to form jewellery and silverware articles: Forms plaster model, or receives model from stock. Builds sand mould in flask, using plaster model as pattern. Places flask in furnace, or heats with blowtorch to dry and harden sand mould. Removes plaster model from flask. Melts metal in crucible or furnace and pours molten metal into channel of sand mould to cast metal mould. Opens flask and removes metal mould when metal has hardened, using pliers or tongs. "

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metal caster

For large stuff you would probably use "foundryman", but probably not appropriate here for dinky little objects. I'd stick with what you' suggested.

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caster. Dans tous les textes que j'ai traduit de l'anglais on a toujours utilise "caster".

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