Peter Zelinksi, editor at Modern Machine Shop, a leading US metalworking publication, recently talked to top Sandvik Coromant executives Klas Forsström and John Israelsson about changing materials and technologies.
Composite materials were top-of-mind for Israelsson when it came to discussing the biggest challenges in manufacturing today. Ongoing discussion of the skills gap often focuses on entry-level positions, but when game-changing technologies in material come along, as is happening in composites, even long-tenured manufacturers are forced to retrain and learn new skills. Because of this, moving forward in new technologies becomes, essentially an educational endeavor.
Read more from Modern Machine Shop here: http://www.mmsonline.com/columns/on-knowledge