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.
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.
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