Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics
American manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance. Computer-aided machining and manufacturing has become the mainstream in manufacturing, and the machines of the US-based company, Haas Automation, are leading the way. Haas produces a wide range of advanced CNC manufacturing machinery, and they have partnered with Lincoln Tech’s Mahwah campus to create a training center that teaches individuals the art and science of advanced manufacturing. The program includes a segment on robotics, and how those devices interact seamlessly with certain Haas machinery.
Any Lincoln Tech student who dedicates themselves to this program is making a valuable investment in their marketable skills. This particular program is comprised of nine machining and manufacturing courses, plus two courses introducing the student to robotics in the workplace.
Advanced Manufacturing Skills Obtained
The Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics program starts with learning how to read blueprints and taking precise measurements. The learning experience builds on this and turns the student into a machinist with solid fundamental skills and knowledge. This training is augmented with RoboDK simulation software, which is used for offline programming of industrial robots.
Foundation and Core Courses
- Understanding the US Manufacturing Industry
- Reading Blueprints
- Taking Precise Measurements
- CNC Milling and Turning Set-up Procedures
- CNC Milling and Turning G-Code Programming
- CAM Mill and Lathe Design and Tool Path
- Multi-Axis Machining
- Fundamentals of Robotics for Manufacturing
Employment Opportunities for Machinists
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment opportunities are projected to remain steady for at least the next eight years. The US production industry currently employs 469,500 individuals, covering all types of Machinists, and Tool and Die makers1. Advanced machining techniques such as CNC are in high demand, as the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area is ranked as having the 5th highest employment level in the United States2.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Machinists and Tool and Die Makers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/machinists-and-tool-and-die-makers.htm,/em> (visited March 5, 2020). last updated on September 4, 2019.
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages as of May 2018, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/oes/2018/may/oes514011.htm# - (visited March 5, 2020). Last updated on March 29, 2019.