This contains two phases: Enter level and Intermediate Level Classes, and Advanced Level Classes

Mastered with skills from Enter Level and Intermediate level, you would perform 95% of repairs on regular basis. Advanced Level should only be taught upon the completion of Enter and Intermediate Levels.

Enter Level and Intermediate Level classes:

  1. Introduction for rigid endoscopes
    A. Components, design, materials and their function
    1. Rod lenses
    2. Objectives
    3. Ocular
    4. BodyWTRL0277-2290
    5. Eyepiece
    6. Windows
    7. Insertion tube
    8. Keys, locks and valves
    9. Light fiber
    10. Tubings
    B. Bonding agents and their characteristics
    1. Epoxies
    2. U.V. cements
    3. Solders and brazing
    4. Welding
    C. Testing
    1. Leak testing
    2. FOV field of view
    3. Distortion testing
    4. Light out put testing
    II. Disassembly and Evaluation
    A. Optical system
    1. Rod lens
    a. Replace
    b. Clean
    c. Repair
    2. Objective and field lens
    a. Replace
    b. Clean
    c. Repair
    3. Distal or ocular window
    a. clean
    b. Replace
    B. lens tube alignment
    III. Re-assembly
    A. cleaning
    1. Cleaning solutions
    2. Cleaning techniques
    3. Handling tools
    B. Optics alignment
    1. Prism mounting
    2. Negative lens mounting
    3. Centeration of optics tube (eg. Dyonics)
    4. Ocular centeration
    C. Window mounting
    D. sealing and final testing


Advanced Level Class:

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    A. Dissasembly
    1. Objective salvaging
    2. Tubing salvaging
    B. Mesuring
    C. Fiber selection
    D. Assembly
    1. Epoxy aplication
    2. Wedge fabrication
    3. Fixturing and alignment
    E. Curing
    F. Grinding and polishing
    G. Clean up and reassembly