Metal eroding technology


The various eroding technology and techniques, automated or otherwise, such as electrical discharge machining, die sinking, wire eroding and others.

Alternative labels

hi tech surface abrasion
metal eroding automation
surface abrasion mechanisation
metal eroding machinery
surface abrasion machinery
hi tech metal eroding
metal eroding mechanisation
surface abrasion automation

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Metal eroding technology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Spark erosion machine operator: Spark erosion machine operators set up and tend spark erosion machines designed to cut excess material from a metal workpiece by the use of electrical discharges, or sparks, caused by electric voltage and separated by a dielectric liquid, which removes pieces of metal from the electrodes These applications can involve transmission and optical microscopy.

Optional knowledge

Metal eroding technology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Industrial arts vocational teacher: Industrial arts vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, industrial arts, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for an industrial arts-related profession, working with wood and metal, such as carpenter or sheet metal worker. Industrial arts vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of industrial arts through assignments, tests and examinations.




  1. Metal eroding technology – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022