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Joined: 12/29/2005
Msg: 2
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CNC is taking over, He can learn(program) to run a CNC machine.

A good tool maker will always be needed. but I would not get into it...

Automation is the name of the game in the production and maufactruring trades.

If your friend isn't porfiecient with a computer yet, he's behind the curve.

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when my dad was learning Aircraft sheet metal repair in the 40's, the still tought fabric and dope repairs...fabric and dope was for those canvas winded palnes...they were on the way out...

your friend will still be able to find machinist jobs...but the future is CNC...or something else...
Joined: 6/25/2006
Msg: 9
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metal machining/tool & die
Posted: 4/6/2009 8:14:33 AM
It isnt any better in Canada. I work for a good sized machining/metal fab company and a lot of the product we make is being brought in from China at substantially lower prices. Some of it is pretty decent but overall it is made just to the level to get by inspection, poor finishes, terrible electrical harnesses, marginal tolerances and suspect base materials, but its 1/2 the price and that looks good on paper.....CNC is the future if you can find a shop that will still be around when he is done his training...
Joined: 5/26/2005
Msg: 11
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metal machining/tool & die
Posted: 4/6/2009 7:31:54 PM
fewer and fewer people are getting into thease kinda trades because of computer jobs,but that just makes it better for the trade workers because they will up the pay to keep people,as for computer jobs a lot of them still pay great but because theres so many people are doing it you see a lot more lower wages in some feilds.Trade workers usaly do well.A C&C still need some one to work it.Laith and milling machines are still well used.Welding is a good one to get into was well.
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