Metal and bell foundries

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The profession of metal and bell caster is recognized professional training in Germany in accordance with the ordinance of May 15, 1998 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 996). In Austria , the equivalent apprenticeship is called metal caster , with training in the dual system with a training duration of three years. The apprenticeship metal caster can be started since July 1, 2010 and replaces the previous apprenticeships foundry mechanic, former and caster and tin caster.


Opening of the pewter workshop Hermann Harrer in the folklore and open-air museum Roscheider Hof

The three-year training in Germany is divided into the following three disciplines:

  • Art and bell casting technology
  • Metal casting technology
  • Tin casting technology

job profile

Metal and bell foundries work in foundries or bell foundries and manufacture bells and other metal objects as well as the casting molds required for them . The tasks include the creation of the molten metal , the pouring process into the molds, the post-processing and the final assembly of church bells . There is the opportunity for metal and bell founder master to qualify .

To this day, bell foundries are mostly family businesses with a generational tradition .


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Individual evidence

  1. a b Information on basic and advanced training professions. Metal and bell founder / metal and bell founder - FR Art and bell casting technology (training) . In: . Federal Institute for Vocational Training. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Job and industry information: Metal foundry / in the Austrian Chamber of Commerce from September 28, 2017.
  3. BERUFENET: metal and bell caster . In: . Federal agency for work. Archived from the original on May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.