In the precision mechanics sector, experience, care and attention are indispensable values. In order to design and manufacture excellent precision mechanical products, leading workshops, including Bonanomi, must maintain high standards of competence and flexibility, responding to continuous innovations in the industry.
In addition to suggesting new working methods, technological and mechanical progress challenges human resources to stay up-to-date and constantly acquire cutting-edge skills. Let's take a look at the figures with highly specialised technical profiles that are indispensable in a precision engineering workshop.
Precision Mechanics: CNC Machine Operators
CNC machines (Computer Numerical Control) are nowadays very common in every sector of mechanics. These are electronic devices that, located inside the machines, allow the movements of the latter to be controlled during machining operations according to specific programmes.
Recent and ongoing developments have resulted in highly sophisticated, versatile and precise tools.
CNC machines are suitable for various areas and production processes; however, they need skilled and constantly updated hands to be used. These are the professional figures involved in the management of CNC machines.
Numerically Controlled Milling Machine Driver
This professional figure is highly specialised in the management and execution of machining operations with a CNC milling machine. Among the skills required, the ability to modify internal CNC machine management programmes is important.
Numerically Controlled Lathe Operator
The CNC lathe operator is able to operate this type of machinery and make slight modifications to the internal control programmes, while complying with the required quality standards.
In addition to being able to set up the machine, these professionals must be able to produce the finished product, so knowledge of mechanical technology, materials and mechanical drawing is necessary. Given the electronic nature of the tool, it is good to have knowledge of electromechanics and also programming, in particular CAD and CAM. In addition, CNC machine operators must be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the tools.
The CAM programming figure creates the programmes to be entered into the CNC machines. This is the sequence of instructions required by the machine that form the path to the final product.
CNC Turning Programmer
The CNC lathe programmer creates programmes that will produce products for precision mechanics using CNC lathes. He possesses technical and mechanical drawing skills and is able to use MPF and SBF programmes.
CNC Milling Programmer
The professional figure in charge of milling programming acts by implementing the path of CNC milling machines. High technical and mechanical drawing, tool and CAD/CAM language skills are also required for this position.
Mechanical Maintenance Technician
An indispensable figure in a precision engineering workshop, the mechanical maintenance technician has transversal skills in the mechanical, electrical and electronic fields. He is able to repair and maintain CNC machines; in the event of faults or malfunctions, he has diagnostic and technical drawing skills.