The Benefits of Getting an Education in CNC

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) refers to a process of controlling an automated machine or tool using a programmable computer. Using CNC, a machine can be operated with supervision of an accredited operator, increasing productivity and minimizing the possibility for human errors on a project. Since its introduction in late 1950s, CNC has gained widespread acceptances among manufacturers and undergone major technology revolution in the early 2000s; today, CNC is adopted worldwide by manufacturers in a variety of industries. In fact, according to the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) Ontario, the immediate need for CNC machinists will rise from 270 to 700 workers within the next two years. Simply put, in today’s industry environment, there is a serious shortage of experience and trained individuals who could fully operate a CNC machine. If you are looking for a career shift into technical trades, then becoming a trained CNC personnel can be a major opportunity for you! Continue reading The Benefits of Getting an Education in CNC

Mastery of Welding: The Importance of Proper Welding Education

Welders are by definition tradesmen who specialize in crafting products by joining raw metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, and brass. One of the most obvious displays of welding mastery to the general population in Canada are the stunning gigantic pieces of art you’ve likely seen in public areas, that were created using welding techniques. It’s also important for us to understand that welding plays a significant role during our daily life. Welding is a common activity in various industries in Canada like construction, transportation, and the military. Welding experiencing high demand, and has become a professional that offers great potential in a wide range of industries. If you’re looking to begin or to advance your welding career, it’s important to acquire proper welding education. Continue reading Mastery of Welding: The Importance of Proper Welding Education

The Next Manufacturing Revolution: The Future of CNC Technology

Based on the need for more complex and sophisticated aircraft parts, the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) concept was first introduced to advance the machineries in the aircraft industries shortly after World War II. The CNC process is used by the manufacturing sector to control a machine or a tool using a programmable computer. Today, CNC machining is widespread; it dominates the manufacturing sector, allowing for a considerable jump in productivity around the world. With the advancement of CNC technology, we’ve seen many advancements applied beyond the CNC industry, such as simplified programming language, improved engine communications, and customization. As CNC technology continues to evolve, we can say without a doubt, that the most exciting progression of CNC is yet to come. Continue reading The Next Manufacturing Revolution: The Future of CNC Technology

Problems with Non Certified Welders in Toronto and the GTA

The welding industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, with simultaneous changes made to the educational requirements for the welding profession. Today, welders require training and a strong academic background to keep up with the evolution. With a steady stream of demand and well-paid compensation, many self-taught welders are now pursuing educational training and certification. As technology progresses and more complex techniques are implemented in the welding industry, the hazards to untrained welders is increasing. Conversely, the ability for employers to track the quality of welding work is also improving, making a strong case for welders to gain proper education and certification. Let’s discuss the the common problems caused by hiring non-certified welders in Toronto and the GTA. Continue reading Problems with Non Certified Welders in Toronto and the GTA

Potential Career Paths for Welders

While welding is one of those career choices that doesn’t require a college or university degree, training and instruction is both necessary and required. The Institute of Technical Trades offers comprehensive welding programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced welding candidates. Across Canada, ITT is recognized as a leading educational facility, as well as an official Testing Centre for graduating welders. Once trained, welders can look forward to a very bright future. Continue reading Potential Career Paths for Welders

Computer Numerical Control – an Excellent Career Path for a Woman

It may not be particularly noticeable, but women are already playing an integral role in the male-dominant field of Computer Numerical Control Machining. Historically, between wars, and army drafts, and food rationing, many women were called up to participate in various manufacturing sectors. There was a clear shortage of male workers, and as such, women from all walks of life joined the work force. Interestingly, the CNC industry didn’t have much option but to hire and train women for CNC machining jobs. And no surprise – women were fast learners and excellent workers. They learned to master precision tools and mills, and to produce high quality products. Continue reading Computer Numerical Control – an Excellent Career Path for a Woman

The History of Computer Numerical Control

Today, Computer Numerical Control is an extension of what was once Numerical Control. It refers essentially to the concept of controlling automated machine tools via programmable computers. Clearly, with the older system of Numerical Control, a computer wasn’t involved, but today the technology has advanced in leaps and bounds (and continues to advance every year). CNC has set the stage for a tremendous upsurge in productivity – it’s an environment where machine tools can operate automatically, and without the attention and oversight of an operator. Continue reading The History of Computer Numerical Control

For Those Who Are Considering a Midlife Career Change

There are countless causes and reasons to consider a midlife career change. And although every person is different, career experts agree on one thing – not to rush into a career change, especially at midlife. It’s far better to have a process, along with a set of goals, and with a commitment to reaching those goals. Midlife presents unique challenges for career transition, but the basics stay the same:  assessing the options; getting good advice; and plotting out a new direction. Continue reading For Those Who Are Considering a Midlife Career Change

Interested In a CNC Career?

If you are interested in a CNC career, it is recommended to do some research before taking steps to pursue this area. A CNC career involves a lengthy amount of essential practical experience, on-the-job training, technical aptitude, and background education. In an interview with Mike Lynch from CNC Concepts, a supplier of training materials for CNC career specialists, many points of interest for pursuing a CNC career are covered. Lynch first states how it is imperative to be good with your hands and to know how to use special tools. “While all of these [important] skills can be learned through technical school training, a person entering this field should like working with their hands.” Continue reading Interested In a CNC Career?