Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is another form of automation used in the U.S. manufacturing industry. CNC machines are typically lathes that machine parts used in automobiles, for instance. To operate a CNC machine requires not only machinist skills but programming skills. Just go to any online job board and search for CNC machinist jobs and a job seeker will find hundreds if not thousands of open CNC jobs. Don’t let anyone tell you that the U.S. manufacturing industry is dying. It isn’t. But it’s a high technology business that requires a high technology employee.
ABB’s small IRB 120 multipurpose industrial robot weighs 25kg and can handle a payload of 3kg (4kg for vertical wrist) with a reach of 580mm. It is a cost-effective and reliable choice for generating high production outputs in return for low investment. A white finish Clean Room ISO 5 (Class 100) version, certified by IPA, is available.
The main reason for offshore manufacturing is to reduce production costs for a manufacturer who is trying to make more profits by exploiting the comparative advantages that exist in other countries and which are not in his/her country.
As the United States continues to try to pull itself out of a recession, many people are wondering where manufacturing jobs stand in the faltering economy. But is manufacturing a growing industry in the United States? Well, it depends on whom you ask.
Better accuracy. Robots themselves are 100% accurate. Auditing robotic automation can also be applied to work performed by other staff to ensure accuracy, consistency and compliance to regulations. The Robots themselves also provide a complete audit train of all of their activities and provide reporting capability for audit and process analysis purposes. This improved accuracy also eliminates the need for quality checking and rework, further reducing costs and improving service levels.