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Zelinski: “Any product you pick up and touch, it’s not too many steps away from a machining process.”

Most of the parts in your car engine come from a CNC machine. Medical devices, your kitchen cabinets — CNC machine. Your computer case, your iPhone earbuds — well, no. But the mold that created them — CNC machine.

The growth of these machines represents the biggest change in manufacturing over the last 20 years. The people who run them are factory workers.

But they also have to be computer programmers. And they are in high demand.

Marketplace on  American Public Media /National Public Radio Closed with a story on the importance of CNC machining last night.

You can access the podcast and read the full transcript at NPR CNC STORY 

Bottom line : Skilled operators of CNC machine tools are in high demand.

High enough demand to make the national financial news on NPR.

Tip of the hat to Peter Zelinski at Modern Machine Shop magazine, for effectively describing and communicating the opportunity of CNC machine technology for our workforce.

Modern Machine Shop is the Flagship publication of Gardner Publications, who co-produce Production Machining Magazine with PMPA.

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Photo credit Dustin Dwyer at MarketPlace

4 thoughts on “CNC Machining Is The Foundation Of Manufacturing- Peter Zelinski

  1. Agreed, with machines we create machines…CNC is the advanced Hammer and chisel of today.

    best regards,
    Alex van Dam
    PartTracker
    – Control parts service –

  2. In the automotive industry CNC Machining is very important. This is a very helpful post. Thanks for the information you provided. It would be great if got more post like this.

  3. Hello,
    The project was to build a “single axis” drawing machine in one night. This machine uses two independently controlled carriages on a single piece of MakerSlide rail to control a pen at the tip of two linkages.
    L&K Engineering

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