Profession photographic equipment assembler
Photographic equipment assemblers build photographic products such as cameras, film cameras, and projectors. They collect the different optical, electronic, and mechanical camera components, such as the battery, mirrors, image processor, and lenses, and piece together cameras according to specifications using hand tools or machinery.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Optical glass characteristics
The characteristics of optical glass such as refractive index, dispersion, and chemical properties.
Types of cameras, such as single-lens reflex cameras and point-and-shoot cameras.
The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.
- Optical equipment standards
The national and international quality and safety standards and regulations with regards to the use and manufacture of optical equipment, including optical materials, optical components, optical systems, ophthalmic equipment, optomechanical equipment, optical measuring equipment, photographic equipment, and optoelectronic equipment.
- Glass coatings
Coatings used to protect glass from damage, to influence its behaviour when damaged, to keep harmful UV rays out, and others. Their usage cases, advantages and disadvantages and price points.
- Photographic lenses
The types of lenses used for photographic purposes, such as telephoto lenses, with a larger focal length and shallower angles of refraction for a magnified view, and landscape lenses, with a shorter focal length and sharper angles of refraction for a wider view.
- Digital camera sensors
Types of sensors used in digital cameras, such as charged coupled devices (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor sensors (CMOS).
- Optical manufacturing process
The process and different stages of manufacturing an optical product, from design and prototyping to the preparation of optical components and lenses, the assembly of optical equipment, and the intermediate and final testing of the optical products and its components.
- Operate optical assembly equipment
Set up and operate optical processing or assembly equipment, such as optical spectrum analysers, power saws, lasers, die bonders, soldering irons, and wire bonders.
- Smooth glass surface
Smooth glass or lens surfaces of optical instruments with grinding and polishing tools, such as diamond tools.
- Read assembly drawings
Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Select camera apertures
Adjust lens apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus.
- Operate optical equipment
Use specific optical machinery in order to cut, polish, adjust and refine optics.
- Join lenses
Join the individual glass lenses together with other lenses using cement.
- Verify lenses compliance
Verify that lenses are according to the specifications.
- Grind glass
Grind and polish glass or lenses smooth through the application of a range of glass grinding techniques. Glass can be ground using hand tools or glass grinding machinery. Treat the glass with abrasive chemicals during the process.
- 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.
- Remove defective products
Remove defective materials from the production line.
- Manipulate glass
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of glass.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.
- Clean optical components
Clean optical components after every cycle in the manufacturing process.
- Wear cleanroom suit
Wear garments appropriate for environments that require a high level of cleanliness to control the level of contamination.
- Centre lenses
Adjust optical axis and mechanical axis of lenses so that they would coincident. This process is called centring.
- Apply optical coating
Apply coating to optical lenses, such as reflective coating to mirrors, anti-reflective coatings to camera lenses, or tinted coatings to sunglasses.
- Cut glass
Use glass cutting tools or diamond blades to cut pieces out of glass plates, including mirrors.
- Assemble cameras
Mount the components present in the body of the camera, such as the shutter, mirror, flash bulb, image processor, display screen, battery, pentaprism, viewfinder, and image sensor, as well as the lens of the camera. Lenses are mechanically set into place using threaded retaining rings and the use of adhesive cement on the outer cylindrical edge to hold lenses in place.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.