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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- Types of metal
Qualities, specifications, applications and reactions to different fabricating processes of various types of metal, such as steel, aluminium, brass, copper and others.
- Engrave patterns
Engrave and print designs and patterns onto a variety of surfaces.
- Ensure equipment availability
Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.
- 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.
Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.
- 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.
- Remove processed workpiece
Remove individual workpieces after processing, from the manufacturing machine or the machine tool. In case of a conveyor belt this involves quick, continuous movement.
- Determine quality of engraving
Quality control of engravings and etchings; check for cuts, burns, rough spots and irregular or incomplete engraving.
- Remove inadequate workpieces
Evaluate which deficient processed workpieces do not meet the set-up standard and should be removed and sort the waste according to regulations.
- 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.
- Clean engraved areas
Polish and clean engraved etching areas.