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Response to Igel (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 10:31 PM

10. CNC is hot in many areas right now...

... I became one (CNC Machinist) in the early-90's when it was just ramping up and worked at it steady until I had to medically retire in '98. It's a great job. Highly technical and precise. Not what people would think of a 'shop job'. Programming and setting up $500k+ machining centers. Our company made very precise profile rail bearings that were used on the Hubble space telescope to move the cameras. Also huge ball-screws for the aircraft industry for flaps and landing gear. No widgets for us!

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