Episode 32: The Ethics of Automation - Tips for Starting Your Own Shop

September 8, 2021 5:10 pm


In this episode of Machine Shop Talk, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine and Tool talks about a couple threads he found on the Practical Machinist forum.

2:40 The first topic is about the ethics of automation as it relates to manufacturing. Automation, like anything else, has its pros and cons. For example, an automation pro is that it works against offshoring, and a con being that automation it puts control in the hands of a few. Tune in to dig deeper into the pros and cons of automation. What is your perspective on the ethics of automation? Let us know in the comments!

13:20 The second topic is geared toward those who are starting a shop. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

1. Don’t quit your day job.
2. Work from home until you can’t
3. To rent or to buy?
4. Don’t borrow money
5. Select product carefully

What do you think about these tips? Let us know in the comments section!

Links to the forum threads:
Ethics of automation
Tips to starting a shop

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