Profession laser cutting machine operator
Laser cutting machine operators set up, program and tend laser cutting machines, designed to cut, or rather burn off and melt, excess material from a metal workpiece by directing a computer-motion-controlled powerful laser beam through laser optics. They read laser cutting machine blueprints and tooling instructions, perform regular machine maintenance, and make adjustments to the milling controls, such as the intensity of the laser beam and its positioning.
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- Statistical process control
Method of quality control that uses statistics to monitor processes.
- CAM software
Different tools for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to control machinery and machine tools in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation as part of the manufacturing processes of workpieces.
- Laser types
The various types of lasers, their specific qualities and their applications, such as for cutting, engraving, welding, and others.
- Operate precision measuring equipment
Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.
- Interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances
Understand and assess the models and symbolic language of the GD&T system indicating engineering tolerances.
- Use CAM software
Use computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programmes to control machinery and machine tools in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation as part of the manufacturing processes of workpieces.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Supply machine with appropriate tools
Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.
- Apply control process statistical methods
Applies statistical methods from Design of Experiments (DOE) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) in order to control manufacturing processes.
- Use automatic programming
Utilise specialised software tools to generate computer code from specifications, such as diagrams, structured informations or other means of describing functionality.
- Dispose of cutting waste material
Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.