Modern Machine Shop

NOV 2018

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CNC TECH TALK MMS NOVEMBER 2018 40 Processes and Programming AUTHOR | Mike Lynch Founder and President, CNC Concepts Inc. companies learned early on that machinists run- ning conventional equipment can easily adapt to CNC. Indeed, they often make the best program- mers and setup people because they already know what the newer machines are intended to do. It is a relatively easy matter for them to learn the new (CNC) way to tell the machine what to do. Consider this mindset for any process that eventually will be improved. It is likely that people working with the current technology will make the best candidates to work with new methods. Requiring people to stay abreast of changing technologies has the added benefit of a more engaged workforce. Team members won't stagnet in dead-end jobs. Your best employees are already taking it upon themselves to learn on their own and apply what they know in their everyday work. At the very least, you should encourage this kind of behavior. More likely, you should demand it. DEBURR ANY CROSSHOLE

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