Types of engraving needles


Various types of needles used for engraving, their qualities and their applications.

Alternative labels

categories of engraving needles
varieties of etching needles
categories of etching needles
varieties of engraving needles
brands of engraving needles
brands of etching needles
etching needles formats
engraving needles formats

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of engraving needles is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Stone engraver: Stone engravers use hand tools, machines and chemical products to etch and carve patterns and inscriptions on stone surfaces.

Optional knowledge

Types of engraving needles 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.

Engraving machine operator: Engraving machine operators set up, programme, and tend engraving machines designed to precisely carve a design in the surface of a metal workpiece by a diamond stylus on the mechanical cutting machine that creates small, separate printing dots existing from cut cells. They read engraving machine blueprints and tooling instructions, perform regular machine maintenance, and make adjustments to the precise engraving controls, such as the depth of the incisions and the engraving speed.
Jewellery engraver: Jewellery engravers engrave lettering and ornamental designs onto jewellery articles, using engravers handtools. They sketch and lay out the lettering and designs on the article, cut the design in the article and clean it up.
Computer numerical control machine operator: Computer numerical control machine operators set-up, maintain and control a computer numerical control machine in order to execute the product orders. They are responsible for programming the machines, ensuring the required parameters and measurements are met while maintaining the quality and safety standards.
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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Last updated on September 20, 2022