Innovation and Manufacturing – Proximity Is Paramount Even With CAD CAM Internet Technology

Maybe you’ve heard that GE and other large companies want to build an “Industrial Internet” that will allow secure transmission with extraordinary bandwidth. This will allow designers, innovators and manufacturers to collaborate in real time with large files and lots of data. Not only good for design but also for the animation and film sector, or the future of 3-D printing, holographic imagery, and a number of new technologies starting online now.

Certainly, the military would also like this, and the government, perhaps even the future of the E-Republic as well. In the past many have said that the designers need to be close to the manufacturers, materials, die and tool makers, and marketplace to insure a fast information feedback loop on changes to insure seamless transition from design to fruition. This makes sense of course.

One challenge I am having with all this is that this is not new knowledge, we’ve always known, but not some are replaying it as if it is a new finding. As a former franchisor founder and entrepreneur, to me this is all second nature, but apparently some outside of business or the actual doing of things have purported this as a new finding.

MIT Technology Review had an interesting article published on January 13, 2013 titled; “Manufacturing in the Balance – Inexpensive labor has defined the last decade in manufacturing. The future may belong to technology,” by Antonio Regaldo, which describes an interesting Harvard paper and research piece on innovation, management, and manufacturing.

Now then, as interesting as this research paper may appear to be, it should be noted that I’d read the same argument in 70s, 80s, and 90s in various business books – what I am saying is that Harvard business professors need to pony up with original thought and not PR their attempts at plagiarizing ideas from past periods. They as professors should know or should have known this is NOT news, if they didn’t know they are incompetent and should not be professors or researchers, if they did know, they stole the idea, showing a lack of integrity in my view.

Okay so, what am I saying here? Well, I am saying that I personally am not all that impressed and want real new, and relevant information, I’d expect more from a University with a rich history like Harvard, I am not impressed and even though my ancestors (direct) started that institution, I cannot sign on to this research as anything new or even legitimately relevant, it is known knowledge and anyone who has ever run such a company ought to inherently know this as a standard base of knowledge, it’s just obvious, it was no revelation back then nor now.

If humans really want to excel at innovation they need to start innovating, stop talking about it, and start doing it. Yes, we need to the tools to streamline the process, we’ve always needed faster ways to get ideas to market, or inventions to reality, there is nothing new about that, nothing at all. Please consider all this and think on it.

Automation Technologies for Manufacturing Safety

As a business leader, you must continue to look for ways to improve operational efficiency and throughput, and reduce production costs. In addition to increasing productivity and expediting the production process, the work environment is something that demands special attention from business leaders. It is important to ensure safe working conditions and reduce the incidence rate. This can be a challenge to maintain balance especially when production and safety fight each other constantly.

Fortunately, industrial automation and safety systems have made major advancements in the past decade. Sophisticated automated machines and control systems have bridged the gap between production and safety. Your job is to make sure that your engineering staff is implementing new technologies correctly.

It is a necessity to have a corporate safety plan focusing on the implementation of plant safety technologies. We need to dig a little deeper in order to understand how an integrated production system can contribute to a company’s overall success. Safety management is supposed to provide a safe workplace for employees, whereas, engineering department is tasked with improving the manufacturing process. We cannot separate these disciplines as they are interconnected.

Most of the traditional machine guarding systems are simple in design and do not require an engineering background to implement or understand them. However, traditional machine safeguarding techniques are limited in scope. Modern automation and engineering safety controls are intelligent enough to automatically change the safeguarding methods depending on current hazards.

What if the safety system at your production facility were intelligent enough to allow safe human interaction for tasks that are repetitive, routine, and integral? An intelligent safety mechanism can help you improve the productivity of workers and lower the injury risks. It can have a big impact on your bottom line. The advanced industrial technology offers capabilities necessary to develop an integrated manufacturing process where manufacturers can maintain a balance between safety and production.

The advanced integrated technologies are more complicated than traditional safeguarding devices. The use of safety-rated devices can unknowingly create an unsafe environment where safety is nothing but an illusion. Even the advanced safeguarding solutions come with the risk of creating a dangerous work environment. Therefore, it is important to have skilled engineers who can implement and maintain modern machine safeguarding systems.

If you are not satisfied with the current safety conditions at your production plant, consult with an engineering company that can design a better safety plan for your manufacturing unit.

New Technology and Its Impact on Society

In a low-tech local environment where a large majority is still struggling to access and find the information needed, there are some end users who have complained of excess information.

Busy executives, decision makers and other people taking advantage of computing in work and meaningful pursuits need all the quality information they can get. They turn to the web because it has amassed huge amounts of information in almost all areas of human activities. But what is information in the first place? Technically speaking, “information is stimuli that have meaning in some context for its receiver. When information is entered into and stored in a computer, it is generally referred to as data – information translated into a form that is more convenient to move or process. When information is packaged or used for understanding or doing something, it is known as knowledge – to an enterprise or an individual, the possession of information or the ability to quickly locate it.” For the purpose here, I think the term ‘information’ is the correct description of some of what is available on the web, rather than knowledge or wisdom.

Advances in web technologies and their growing usage have made the production, distribution, and sharing of information so much easier than what it was only a decade ago. It has reduced the time span of business practices and processes, which would otherwise have taken very long time to be implemented on ground. But information comes with an additional excess of irrelevant junk, unclear and inaccurate data, even conflicting, making it becomes difficult to sift what is important from what is not. This “excess information beyond what is desired or needed by any user requiring non productive processing” is called information overload. The number of work hours available and the inherent human capacity to absorb information have remained almost same over years whereas the need to access, understand and digest information had gone up many times.

Local market scouting reveals that most economic concerns have yet not fully appreciated possibilities offered by IT. Notable exceptions apart, computer technologies have not been integrated within corporate systems as of yet.

For many a CEO, president and chairman of companies the connected computers set on their tables are just another part of office equipment only to be used by others. But for inspiring examples that have taken the initiative and employed the technology, information is moving from being a marginal, specialist responsibility to being a central part of every business operation. Demand for executives, managers and employees, in these futuristic organisations, to become more aware of and prepared for handling the opportunities being offered by growing information has increased.

In this milieu, high end users are getting overwhelmed by the magnitude of information from multiple sources. What is more, sometime the required information is not at the surface. It is often difficult to understand if a web article is just a sales-pitch, self-serving opinion, a research study skewed by producers and sponsors with something to gain or is it factual. There is a lot of crap in other forms. Even search engines are selling result placements.

Having quality information in time is good and productive. With more and more information coming from so many different sources, users must be able to determine the quality of information before putting it to use. But determining quality can be tough. Many users are not particularly good at managing and filtering information that comes their way. Technologies so far can handle quantity but are still not mature enough to recognize quality of information. Which is why information overload gets unhelpful for those who are facing it? The avalanche of information, as per experts, in extreme cases may lead to unwanted results in the form of stress, frustration or physical illness.

“The situation is worst where organizations are in transition – changing from the old style of handling information to IT or where IT dependent new generation of executives is taking over family business enterprises,” says Dr. Norbert, an architect who uses the internet to do businesses in field of call centres. “I have to keep up to date on the technology sector. I have to review feedback from clients and also see what competitors are doing by visiting their web sites, reading online press releases and newsletters.

The information that I get is one of the most important tools in my sales game but I am afraid that I miss so much,” he adds.

David, an astute businessman running a money-changing concern in Lahore, has two computer screens on his work desk (also a number of telephones and mobile phone sets). Sometimes his assistants bring yet other mobile for him to answer when he is trying to focus on the rapidly rising and falling currency rates in the world money market. He also has to answer chat signals from fellow money changers and continuously watch what is coming in his inbox, sometimes firing off instant replies. He says, “Given the nature of my business and rapid fluctuation in currency rates I have to keep a constant watch on the global money market. This is what I do last thing before going to bed and first when I get up in the morning before coming to the office.

In addition, I also have to follow important events in the world that can cast tangible effects on economies of the world. But it is difficult to keep track of it all. I want sometime to myself but it is really not possible in this line of business.” Before employing IT, the first piece of paper Senta Kurt used to face each morning after coming in his office was a previous day inventory report from three different tent and canvas products manufacturing and exporting units he is managing in Kot Lakhpat.

“Before we employed IT, night staff used to produce required inventory report. Now my inventory is on networked computers and is up-to-date all the time. I can see it any time. Basing on this I can shift resources from one unit to another and control production. But when it comes to information required for running my business in global market, it sometime is daunting to find what I am looking for and to weed through the junk.” There must be an equilibrium point somewhere. Users have to define precisely what they need and in how much detail. There are technological fixes like using filters, email managers, favourites and the like to prioritize the coming information. Some other intriguing technologies to how people mine the Internet for information are in the pipe. But technical solutions alone may not be enough. “They can sometime aggravate the overload problem, because instead of how much one needs, they make it possible to get more. But given enough time and practice, one gets wise in distinguishing what is important in any particular field,” thinks Umar Manzoor.

In response to a query, Tatiana Andronache, Canadian Information Systems Professional emailed, “Information Overload is a fascinating phenomenon every web user experience at least some of the times. I have no idea what humankind is going to do with all the information: writings, analysis, images, sound tracks, movies, websites, you name it. People do not seem to be healthier, richer or happier because they have them. At a personal level, I deal through prioritizing, time-boxing and, when possible, multi-tasking.

What gets done, gets done, what not – oh, well! I avoid time suckers such as surfing the internet (I go to sites where I have business and finish quickly), no forums, chats, very little TV. Radio is a favourite because does not tie me up.” The first step to combat possible information overload is to identify the needs and take control. There is no universal formula fitting for users of different areas of interest therefore everyone may make own road map and shortcuts. “Knowing what is needed and cutting out unnecessary clutter outside the desired scope saves a lot of time,” says Dr. Norbert. Then users should decide what is manageable while taking into account time availability, ability to absorb and retain information. This involves establishing limits to the information hunting process and allows doing first thing first. The users should also realize when to stop gathering information and move on to making use of it. And acknowledge that none can get to know everything.

What is done, done, what is not – oh, well! I avoid time-suckers like surfing the internet (I go to sites where I have a business and get it done quickly), no forums, chat, very little TV. Radio is a favorite because it doesn’t tie me up. “The first step to combat the possibility of information overload is to identify needs and take control.

There is no universal formula suitable for users from various fields of interest so that everyone can create their own road map and “Knowing what is needed and cutting out unnecessary chaos outside the desired scope saves a lot of time,” Dr. Norbert. Then the user must decide what can be managed while taking into account the availability of time, the ability to absorb and store information. This involves setting boundaries for the information search process and allowing to do the first thing first. Users must also be aware of when to stop gathering information and switch to using it. And admit that no one can know everything.

Automation Engineering in Manufacturing

Automation is a broad term that refers to the use of commands and logical programming machines to replace most human activities such as decision making and manual-response responses. With the increase of computers and intelligent machines, the manufacturing process becomes smart, flexible, and cheaper to implement. The current modern industrial environment is largely driven by automation technology that enables producers to meet ever-changing market requirements in a profitable manner. Companies that have adopted automation experience higher productivity, profitability, operational efficiency, and competitive advantage.

Manufacturing commonly applies to production where the raw material is used to produce various products at large scale. This process generally involves many steps: one product obtained from a process is used to manufacture more complex products. Conversion, packaging, batching, and assembly are all examples of manufacturing processes.

A factory floor functions as a central site where capital, plant, and labor are concentrated to produce small or large batches of goods. Most of the modern factories implement innovative machinery to run their manufacturing-related operations: packaging, welding, material handling, quality control, measurement, metal fabrication, etc. Old factory settings where labor gather to produce goods using obsolete production tools cannot survive in this overly competitive environment. This is why automation engineering has become a single most important factor in the contemporary industrial environment.

The innovation of industrial robots, which became a part of factory floors in the 1970s, has totally reshaped and revolutionized production processes for many industries such as the automobile. Robots are high-endurance precision machines which play important role in cutting, welding, painting, inspection, assembly, and other production operations.

Automated industrial devices have the potential to achieve the level of productivity and accuracy beyond human abilities. The new generation of industrial robotics is less expensive, easy to implement and program with extended capabilities. They perform exactly the way you want them to. The advancement in computer technology and automation engineering has completely transformed manufacturing.

It is impossible for companies to compete in any engineering field without applying innovative technology. Being a manufacturer, you must analyze and consider how new technology can enter your industry’s settings. The process for implementing a new manufacturing system can be complicated and expensive. However, a careful approach and practical engineering solutions can make your business more efficient and profitable. Make sure you consult with a leading automation engineering company that can design special machines and control systems for your production facilities.

Mechanical Maintenance Engineering and Electro-Mechanical Technologies

For many people, office work provides an anemic work environment. These people tend to want to work with their hands, to exert significant physical effort during their daily distress, and to use their minds and bodies to solve problems at work. Before the collapse of American steel and car manufacturing in the 1980s, people who wanted careers outside office-work norms found success in various labor professions, many of which involved manufacturing. This is a common stereotype that all labor work is unstable and outsourced. This still applies to manufacturing work; however, careers in electro-mechanical technology and mechanical maintenance techniques require skilled American workers to carry out challenging and varied tasks of maintenance, repair, design and management.

Individuals interested in mechanical and electrical careers have several training options available to them. These education and career training programs range in length from 10 weeks to four semesters (or, two academic years). The training course that is most appropriate for an individual will typically depend upon what he or she can afford, what his or her schedule permits, and what length of time the individual wishes to devote to training.

Shorter courses of study are more likely to concentrate specifically on electro-mechanical technologies, which is the study and application of various electrical and mechanical principles, sans a liberal arts or general education component. Courses of study are separated into classroom lecture, which covers theories and principles of electrical and mechanical work; and laboratory exercises, which allow students to apply lecture principles to real-life situations.

Because these shorter courses of study are more direct, and usually lack the liberal arts education component, they can typically be completed in one academic year or less. Many training institutions offer classes on staggered day schedules, weekend schedules, or evening-only schedules, enabling students who must work full time to attend sessions. Other institutions offer full-day, accelerated schedules, which permit students to study without taking significant time off from the workforce. Many shorter-study training courses offer career placement assistance for students finishing the program, as well.

The class work offered in short-duration electro-mechanical technologies education tracks will vary, but most programs offer foundation classes in basic mechanical and electrical principles. Students are likely to take more advanced classes in HVAC and air conditioning technologies and applications; wiring and electrical applications, and sometimes, classes in mechanical motor work as well. Lab practicums enable students to work through classroom theories and scenarios. Better training programs often place emphasis on trouble-shooting and maintenance techniques, which are assets in the workplace.

Mechanical maintenance engineering courses of study are typically longer, taking two years or more to complete. (Two-year courses of study are also offered in electro-mechanical technologies at some schools.) Upon completion of a longer training program, the student is often granted an associates degree in engineering or electrical/mechanical studies. Many institutions offer degrees that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities; students might continue working in the field while training for bachelor’s degrees in electrical or electronics engineering, physics, or applied science.

The two-year programs cover electrical and mechanical concepts in greater depth than is possible during shorter courses of study. Some programs focus extensively on advanced electrical and mechanical concepts, while others incorporate mathematics and applied physics course work into the curriculum. Still other programs add information science or computer applications classes; English or technical composition classes, or psychology and business classes to the degree requirements.

Many of the core degree lecture classes are accompanied by labs or practicums where students can refine their skills and learn how to apply them to the workplace. Topics covered in classes can vary and might include: electronics concepts such as voltage and amperage; the science and design of pumps and mechanical motors; pneumatics and compressors; the heating and cooling cycles; and the properties of different metals, chemicals, and elastomers.

Graduates of shorter certification programs or longer degree programs that focus on engineering are eligible for numerous jobs in the HVAC, electrical, and mechanical maintenance fields. Some students begin careers in HVAC, refrigeration, or air conditioning maintenance and repair. Others begin careers in electrical work, and some advance to positions such as electrical journeyman. Some students might specialize in electronics maintenance and repair, including television, small appliance, and computer work. Others still might work as assistant engineers, air-quality controllers, or facilities managers. Students with entrepreneurial drive and talent might wind up as owners of their own businesses.

With the right training program, intellectual curiosity, and a good work ethic, graduates of electro-mechanical technology or mechanical care engineering programs often find that he has many career choices.

Advances in Security Technology and Airbag Defects

Progress in safety technology over the past 30 years has been extraordinary. Nearly every car marketed today goes through a difficult safety screening process. Cars that win high stars in safety are often marketed based on safety. Most car safety ratings are based on airbag number and efficacy. But while airbags have saved many lives since their inception, there are a number of cars on the market with damaged airbags that can sometimes cause damage rather than protecting the driver and passengers.

Issues with Airbags

The newest cars on the market include more airbags than once thought possible. New cars may include the following types of airbags:

• Frontal

• Passenger

• Side

• Side tubular or curtain

• Knee

• Rear curtain

• Rear collision

The rising number of airbags in a car makes the potential for a defect much greater. Some major issues with airbags include:

• Failure to deploy-this is one of the most common types of product liability lawsuits regarding airbags. In order to be effective, bags must deploy immediately upon forceful contact with another car or stationary object. If the bag is defective, it may deploy after the major part of the wreck or never deploy at all.

• Premature deployment-bags may deploy right before it is needed during a car accident, or in some cases, at a random time while driving. Premature deployment can actually lead to a very serious accident as the driver will likely completely lose control over the car upon deployment.

Photovoltaic Cells and Solar Technology

Concentrate photovoltaics (CPV) use lenses and mirrors to focus solar energy. This technology addresses the increase in low concentrations, which increase the sun’s magnification between 2 and 100-fold, and increase high concentrations, which can increase magnification by increasing solar efficiency, PV increases by 40%. CPV uses less photovoltaic material and improves performance, hopefully it’s enough to offset the additional costs.

Concentrating Photovoltaics and Thermal (CPVT) is another technology; this produces both electricity and thermal heat in the same module. Thermal energy itself is a benefit from the sun, and other plants have a design of a solar power tower in which the mirrors focus sunlight on a heat receiver at the top that collects the heat and transfers it to piping inside the tower where is it circulated and used to make electricity. The design minimizes the field of piping to the vertical tower height to a few hundred meters and can reach temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees.While currently there are very few commercially operating tower installations, based on announcements, this technology may grow rapidly.

The Solar Two tower in California is an example of this technology and has the capability to produce 10 megawatts of power. Because of its success, Solar Tres is being built in Spain; this will be three times larger than the Solar Two plant and have a capacity of 17 megawatts. As it is, Solar Two’s tower has been removed in 2009 to make way for a larger solar project. Another solar thermal technology is the parabolic trough. The SEGS plants in California utilize this technology and have a capacity of 33 megawatts each. Nevada Solar One is another very large CSP project with a capacity of 64 megawatts, using Flabeg AG troughs made in Germany.

When we look into photovoltaic cell technology and the materials used, throughout the world crystalline silicon has been used as the light-absorbing semiconductor in most solar cells, even though it is a relatively poor absorber of light and requires a considerable thickness of material. Nevertheless, it has proved convenient because it yields stable solar cells with good efficiencies. There are two types of crystalline silicon are used in the industry. The first is mono crystalline, produced by slicing wafers from a high-purity single crystal. The second is multi crystalline silicon, made by sawing a cast block of silicon first into bars and then wafers. Most efficient production cells use mono crystalline c-Si with laser grooved, buried grid contacts for maximum light absorption and current collection.

The main trend in crystalline silicon cell manufacture is toward multicrystalline technology. And for both mono- and multicrystalline Si, a semiconductor homo junction is formed by diffusing phosphorus into the top surface of the boron doped (p-type) Si wafer. Screen-printed contacts are applied to the front and rear of the cell, with the front contact pattern specially designed to allow maximum light exposure of the Si material with minimum electrical (resistive) losses in the cell. Crystalline silicon cell technology forms about 90% of solar cell demand. The balance comes from thin film technologies. Approximately 45% of the cost of a silicon cell solar module is driven by the cost of the silicon wafer, a further 35% is driven by the materials required to assemble the solar module.

Improving Design and Manufacturing

Drag racing is a fast and vicious sport. Thousands of horsepower are released in the blink of an eye and must be used safely on the track in a matter of a few seconds. In comparison, the average road car might have one or two hundred horsepower and take about 20 seconds to cover that distance. Needless to say, some smart engineering and manufacturing technology is needed to achieve a reliable drag racing car.

Drag racer Paul Carey of AERO Racing drives a Mazda RX-7 in the ‘Supercharged Outlaw’ class of ANDRA’s National Drag racing series. The AERO Racing team have been using an advanced quad-cam Toyota V8 engine to power the RX-7 down the 400m drag strip. Not only has this given them a point of interest, as it is unique to have a Toyota V8 among the legions of American V8’s, but also enables them to be running sub 8 second 400m times.

During the 2008 season, reliability problems with the engine were not letting Paul and his team achieve the best performance from the car. The extreme pressures from the big PSI supercharger were frequently splitting cylinder bores in the steel block, leading to expensive and time consuming engine rebuilds – not to mention the loss of points in the competitive series.

The solution was to develop a completely new engine block from a billet of Alumec 89 which could withstand the rigors of competition. But without starting from scratch and re-inventing the wheel, or engine even. The next best thing was to manufacture a better version of the standard block, stronger and more durable and at the same time retain the ancillary systems that were already developed for it, such as the PSI blower, heads, camshafts and bell housings. One of the aspects to improve on was to remove un-necessary water coolant passageways in the block, which are not required when runs are typically less than 10 seconds and using Methanol fuel.

The need for some reverse engineering was obviously there. Reverse engineering is a process where a physical part or complex shape is digitised to create a CAD (Computer Aided Design) model on sophisticated computer software. Ultimately using this CAD model to re-engineer, update or add to the original design.

Other uses of reverse engineering are in cases where the CAD models or manufacturing drawings for the original parts may not exist and need to be re-created, such as re-creating parts for historic cars or machinery or additional parts to accurately interface to existing parts. All the automotive manufacturers and even top motorsport teams utilise such technology to speed up the design process.

There are several ways to reverse engineer a part, including measuring it with a ruler by hand. But more sophisticated methods are available; these are called CMM, (Coordinate Measuring Machines). More specifically a portable CMM, which is in essence an articulated arm with a probe, was required in the case of the engine block. A high precision rotary encoder (a high precision position sensor) for all 6 or 7 axis enables the part to be measured to an accuracy of within 0.02mm. You can measure any point on the part in full three dimensions (X, Y and Z) by simply touching the probe to it. Otherwise laser scanning attachments are available which enable the full three dimensional surface to be digitised. This is more useful for non geometric shapes and contours like the dashboard of a car for example.

In all cases, an experienced technician is needed to operate such a high precision machine, as even the movement of an operators breathing can give vastly varying results. There are techniques to help against this happening, such as taking more data points and averaging the results.

A full survey of the existing engine block’s features was performed and then used to produce an initial CAD model or point cloud model. The tool enables the user to create surfaces, circles, points and lines in the 3D model representing the real part’s surfaces, cylinder bores and bolt holes. Generally this won’t be ready to send to the machinist straight away as a whole host of post-processing is required to create a finished CAD model. This is where an experienced engineer is required to take the measured features and produce a finished solid model with all the dimensions accurately specified and tolerances set out. This whole process requires a large degree of precision and attention to detail to maintain the critical geometric tolerances required by this 1500 HP engine.

The model can then be forwarded to the machine shop for manufacturing. High precision machining is another article, but it goes without saying that CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines are used in all manufacturing industries to produce components with very high accuracy, praising CMM accuracy quite well.

Automation Temp Agencies and Manufacturing

When there is an economic downturn, many companies are downsizing to stay afloat. However, for companies centered around commodity production, departments and employees involved in production, such as automation and light industrial workers, remain invaluable. While ‘paper companies’ are more likely to organize or eliminate their work, work ‘in the field’ is not so easy to do. Hands will always be needed to make consumption products. Because of this, Temp Automation Agencies and placement organizations continue to serve important goals in our economy in general.

Automation is the application of machines, information technology, and control systems to maximize productivity manufacturing and the delivery of various services. Sometimes referred to as ‘Light Industrial Work’ these jobs include assembly, materials handling, inventory control, communication, telephone operation, and even medical specialties that require the operation of machinery and automated technology. Light industry and automation usually need less heavy machinery than other sorts of goods management, and can consists of the construction of consumer products like clothing and electronics. The skill sets needed tend to be manageable to master and safe to practice. These are jobs that do not need a huge amount of training to complete, but are generally valued services that workers can niche themselves into with time.

Automation is a step past basic Mechanization which provides human operators with machines to assist them with the muscular demands of work. As technology becomes more sophisticated some automation jobs will be replaced entirely with machines that fulfill the same purpose. However, those technologies still require development and maintenance by skilled human beings who can apply sensitivity and common sense that, as of yet, can still not be synthesized by a computer. So, while automation can be viewed as a process that will put people out of work, it in fact is still an industry that requires human skill, and merely changes the way that we interact with manufacturing at large.

Automation Temporary Placement Agencies are companies who specialize in placing automation workers in open manufacturing jobs. Because this industry is in constant flux, due to the economic demands of production and technology refinement, there is a large amount of turn over for these occupations. Automation Temp Agencies serve a dual purpose. Companies in need of light industrial workers need employees who can be placed and acclimated to their jobs quickly. This means finding individuals who can start soon and pick up tasks with efficiency to keep the operations of manufacturing running smoothly and effectively.

Temp agencies are essential to such businesses’ success in meeting the unsteady demands of the market. They literally help businesses to ‘strike while the financial iron is hot.’ Because these jobs are sometimes short term, temp agencies also assists skilled laborers in finding consistent work. These agencies hold the resumes and training experience of many types of workers and provide interview and hiring services to many companies, streamlining the process of placing qualified workers where they are needed from both sides of the table