- Jan 19, 2019
A lot of people say (a lot of these people are not machine trades personnel but rather in the tech industry), they say a machine like a FANUC robot will takeover the skilled setup machinists jobs?? How is this even remotely possible unless the company (assuming it’s a manufacturing facility and not a run of the mill machinist job shop); how is it possible??? Last time I checked robots need to be set up too. And last time I checked innovation (new parts for new machinery) outpaces the workflow to set up automation because a large chunk of machine shop work is sporadic. I.e. we need this it’s a rush order or hot job or the customer sent us a new print for a prototype. All I’m trying to say is if automation was to take peoples jobs and all that than the manufacturing facility or job shop would need a crystal ball to see at least a few years into the future to develop a schedule for setting up FANUC robot like cells to replace the setup guys and operators? A lot of shops don’t know what kind of work they will have next week!!!!!!