Profession model maker
Model makers create three-dimensional scale models or various designs or concepts and for various purposes, such as models of human skeletons or organs. They also mount the models on display stands so that they can be used for their final purpose such as inclusion in education activities.
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- Artistic / Enterprising
- Design principles
The elements used in design such as unity, scale, proportion, balance, symmetry, space, form, texture, colour, light, shade and congruence and their application into practice.
- Read engineering drawings
Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.
- Use digital illustration techniques
Create drawings using digital illustration programmes and techniques.
- Develop product design
Translate market requirements into product design and development.
- Use traditional illustration techniques
Create drawings using traditional illustration techniques such as watercolour, pen and ink, airbrush art, oil painting, pastels, wood engraving, and linoleum cuts.
- Align components
Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.
- Follow a brief
Interpret and meet requirements and expectations, as discussed and agreed upon with the customers.
- Design scale models
Design imitations of products such as vehicles or buildings which accurately represent the dimensions of the product in a smaller format.
- Use CAD software
Use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design.
- Create a product's virtual model
Create a mathematical or three-dimensional computer graphic model of the product by using a CAE system or a calculator.
- 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.
- Fasten components
Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Build a product's physical model
Build a model of the product out of wood, clay or other materials by using hand or electrical tools.