Profession metal engraver

Metal engravers make incisions of a design onto a metal surface by carving grooves into it, usually for decorative purposes, including metal weaponry. To cut the design into the surface they use tools such as gravers or burins.  

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Clean engraved areas

    Polish and clean engraved etching areas.

  • Determine quality of engraving

    Quality control of engravings and etchings; check for cuts, burns, rough spots and irregular or incomplete engraving.

  • 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.

  • Position engraving equipment

    Position and clamp work pieces, plates, or rollers in holding fixtures.

  • Ensure accurate engravings

    Closely observe the actions of the mechanical cutting tools, resulting in a flawless engraving process.

  • Operate engraving equipment

    Operate mechanical engraving tools and machines, set controls of cutting tools. Make adjustments if necessary.

  • Apply precision metalworking techniques

    Comply with precision standards specific to an organisation or product in metalworking, involved in processes such as engraving, precise cutting, welding.

  • Engrave patterns

    Engrave and print designs and patterns onto a variety of surfaces.

Optional knowledge and skills

select engraving templates consult technical resources inspect etched work perform damascening ferrous metal processing prepare etching chemicals dispose of cutting waste material apply isopropyl alcohol safely engraving technologies compute engraving dimensions prepare workpieces for etching prepare workpieces for engraving types of metal manufacturing processes precious metal processing transpose designs to engravings verify engraving accuracy mark processed workpiece manufacturing of daily use goods manufacturing of door furniture from metal manufacturing of cutlery produce customised products manufacturing of sports equipment non-ferrous metal processing types of engraving needles