Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics
A Need For Almost 3,000 New
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 455,100 individuals, covering all types of Machinists, and Tool and Die makers2. Advanced machining techniques such as CNC are in high demand, and the combined area of New York/New Jersey projects over 7,000 job openings by 20283.
1 National Center for O*NET Development. New Jersey Employment Trends: 51-9161.00 - Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/51-9161.00?st=NJ&g=Go
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Metal and Plastic Machine Workers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/metal-and-plastic-machine-workers.htm (visited January 19, 2022).
3 National Center for O*NET Development. New Jersey Employment Trends: 51-9161.00 - Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/51-9161.00?st=NJ&g=Go and on January 7, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/51-9161.00?st=NY&g=Go