Effects of CNC Lathe Machine on Health and Economy

The difference between CNC and Manual Lathe Machines

The invention of the CNC lathe machine makes work easier and faster than the manually operated lathe which is bound to work for limited hours because of operation and supervision issues.This means, the business will grow, production will be high, deadlines will be met and more money in the account.

The manufacturer will get more benefits from the CNC lathe machine than any other person because he/she will only need one or two operators to handle the CNC lathe machines available in the workshop and he will cut down the cost of hiring too many workers.

Even though the CNC lathe machine is economical to the manufacturer but it is killing employment opportunities for those individuals who had skilled in operating the traditional lathe machines.

The skills acquired for many years by engineers who have specialized in lathe handling and maintenance will go down the drain as it is no longer useful for the modern CNC lathe machine which only requires basic skills to operate it.

The rate of unemployment will increase with the CNC lathe machine dominating the industry because there’s no need of employing many workers who will be sitting the whole day doing nothing and waiting for the machine to do all the work.

Engineering and mathematical skills are slowly fading away as students were equipped with this knowledge to help them be acquainted with the manual lathe machine which is now not needed for the CNC lathe machine.

The cost of buying the CNC lathe machine is relatively expensive, and it can take a while for an industrialist to adopt it. Buying a second-hand CNC lathe machine can be an option, but you should be careful to select the best working machine.

Seek the opinion of an expert such as a mechanic to aid you in selecting a good machine. Ensure there is documentation just in case you want to contact the manufacturer concerning parts of the machine.

It may seem hard for the CNC lathe machines to take over the industrial world completely because of the way it is costly but if you can remember when the computer first came it was very expensive for the common man to have it but now it is relatively cheap for the common man to buy.

This is also the case with the CNC lathe machine, it has a potential for the future, and most workshop will adopt it. When drawing a design for the manual lathe machine a paper is used, but with the CNC lathe machine the client needs to send a copy of the drawing to the workshop and the drawing is then fed to the CNC lathe machines interface.

When there’s reduction in the use of papers more trees will be saved, and the environment is preserved. The chips produced during cutting, shaping, and milling can be hazardous but when handled correctly by recycling the environment will not be polluted.

The coolant and lubricant fluid is very dangerous and if not disposed of correctly can cause skin problems, lung diseases, and even cancer.

The CNC lathe machine has a positive and negative impact on the economy and environmental health of a place, but it will all depend on how well prepared the industrialist, and the community is prepared for it.