Let’s kick off 2014 with a topic machinists love to chew the fat over:
Should CNC Machinists Learn Manual Machining First?
I’ll go on record as saying I learned it first and based on that experience I think it is very beneficial but not a requirement. I say that because learning manual first limits the number of new concepts a beginner has to master. Jumping directly into CNC, particularly if we’re talking about every aspect from CAM to chips, is a much bigger commitment. OTOH, many feel it is a requirement every CNC machinist should fulfill.
I’ve prepared a survey so we can quantify everyone’s opinions about the matter and maybe see what the consensus is among machinists on this topic. Let us know your thoughts on the matter:
There’s only a few questions and it won’t take but a minute. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to see how other’s voted.
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