Shaun Mymudes is the COO of SolidCAM, Inc. in US and Canada and has been running those operations for over 10 years. Before SolidCAM, he spent over a decade with Faro Technologies in various roles from Application Engineer, Account Manager, Website developer, Director of Marketing and finally as … More »
MCADCafe Industry Predictions – SolidCAM
February 7th, 2019 by Shaun Mymudes
2019 will likely continue the amazing resurgence of United States and Canadian manufacturing. SolidCAM keeps very close contact with our customers and they report very high new order levels and do not see the trend slowing down any time soon. Orders are coming in from multiple sectors with the predominance coming from Aerospace, Energy, Medical and Consumer Products.
The industrial boom is however not completely without challenges. SolidCAM customers also report that acquiring and retaining skilled labor is now even harder, and there are technical challenges with adopting new technology that enables greater economies of scale. Complex multi-tasking CNC machines are in hot demand, and the learning curve can be an issue. More and more companies like SolidCAM have geared up to assist these companies get up to speed as quickly as possible through products specifically designed to get the most capability from these new wave of high productivity machines, specialized personnel ready to assist and detailed technical training.
The key to economic business growth for both small and large companies will very likely be inextricably linked to how manufacturers embrace new technology to keep up with this high level of demand. These new technologies allow any size company to compete on a near level playing field and will surely cull the herd of companies not willing to change with the times.
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