There’s no secret that American Manufacturers throughout the United States are facing a shortage of skilled workers in the industry. This summer a report conducted by Accenture, a professional services firm, found that three-quarters of the U.S. manufacturers surveyed were experiencing a severe shortage of skilled workers. The shortage is in part tied to the fact that fewer high school students are taking part in skilled vocational training either because of lack of availability in their geographic area or a lack of awareness of the possibilities in manufacturing careers available through skilled training.
Considering that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the upward swing and that half of the manufacturing companies surveyed by Accenture planned to increase production within the next five years, this worker shortage could spell trouble for the U.S. and its manufacturers if steps are not taken to remedy the situation. This October during National Manufacturing Month there have been a number of news stories sharing how manufacturers are opening their operations to visits from middle school and high school students to increase awareness about career opportunities in manufacturing. The field trips are designed to give the students first-hand experience in seeing manufacturing at work. In one town in Nebraska, students who participated in one of the manufacturing field trips expressed surprise that there were so many elements to manufacturing and that it involved the precise coordination of so many people.
At Cleveland Deburring Machine Company we know from experience that deburring machines demand precision and accuracy from a number of elements. Take for instance the process of profile chamfering, which is an efficient and economical way to debur machinery such as sprockets, gears and other parts. The Profile chamfering process can be applied with the use of abrasive deburring wheels, carbide rotary files or a combination of the two processes. Regulated cutting pressure helps control the size of the chamfer. Brush deburring machinery is another effective deburring method. This versatile method uses a variety of brushes in different sizes, styles and configurations. The ability to standardize or customize a deburring solution is one way manufacturers like CDMC are demonstrating how manufacturing methods can make an impact on a number of industries.
The ability to customize our deburring machines is just one of the ways CDMC provides the best possible solution for the deburring needs of each of our customers. This process begins by working directly with our customers and understanding their specific requirements before we begin to design a deburring solution for their company. We know that creating these kinds of solutions depends on a employing a workforce that is attuned to our company’s precise manufacturing methods and also that the designers and manufacturers at CDMC are equipped with the necessary education and skill sets.