Innovative CNC Technology Bridges the Skills Gap



For years, the growing gap between the number of manufacturing job opportunities and qualified candidates has alarmed manufacturers and policymakers alike. According to the 2018 Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute Skills Gap and Future of Work Study, by 2028, this gap will have grown to 2.4 million positions, a massive number of unfilled jobs the authors estimate will cost the U.S. economy $2.5 trillion.

To this end, Mazak Corporation has spent decades perfecting its human-machine interface (HMI) paradigms, seeking at every opportunity to simplify the operation of its machines and streamline the learning process for new operators. This effort has included everything from new machine controls to the Progressive Learning program it offers at its Technology and Technical Centers across North America. Perhaps the most important element of its mission to improve user experience and fill the skills gap, however, is MAZATROL, the first conversational programming language for CNC machining.

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