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Is Automation Really Taking Jobs?

As we all know, there has been much talk about automation in the manufacturing sector. Most of this automation has been geared toward replacing repetitive tasks, such as sorting of parts, by robots. Some manufacturers and employees in the field have expressed concerns and skepticism toward automation of these tasks. I pose the nay-sayers and skeptics one question. Why the negativity?

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Nearly everything we interact with is connected to the internet. This connectivity is spurring a widespread digital transformation. From our phones to our appliances and the machines that fabricate them, today’s level of connectivity was unimaginable a decade ago.

The digital transformation of Airbus

Juan Ignacio Castro, a technology enthusiast with more than a decade of experience in aeronautical manufacturing, has been leading the digital transformation at Airbus’ Military Aircraft division. He has made it clear that the digital transformation implies an effort on everyone’s part: the company, the employees, and the suppliers. In order to adapt and stay competitive in the market, “It is important for the entire value chain to develop innovative products and services,” says Castro.

Lantek Workshop Radar, quick location in the workshop

The correct identification and location of all the workshop assets is a necessary condition for the correct implementation of efficient and effective internal logistics that can help maximize productive capacity. Traditional methods of identification and location are based on the human factor and are prone to error. Lantek Workshop Radar is Lantek’s solution for locating assets— sheet metal, tools, products, etc.—inside the workshop. Perfectly integrated with Lantek’s manufacturing suite, it allows its operators to minimize lost time and have a much more accurate and updated inventory at all times.

Quoting in the cloud

In order for the company to stay at the forefront of development and the market, Lantek has provided an online portal to a customer which is fully automated both for sheet metal and for tubes/ profiles. This online store allows its users to receive a quote for fully automated laser cutting in a few minutes for 2D and 3D files.