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Machinist Jobs, Wages, and Career Information

A machinist works a factory control panel

Machinists make precision parts by shaping metal and other materials with lathes, milling machines, grinders and drills to create a final, smooth, polished product. Machining is an important part of the metal manufacturing process, usually the last step in producing a forged or cast metal product.

Near Net Shape to Reduce Waste, Lower Cost and Save Time

A series of black cast iron bollards created from a traditional pattern

Near net shape manufacturing is a planned production process that aims to make an object as close to its final shape as possible. Near net shape manufacturing minimizes waste, lowers costs, and reduces the time needed to produce a finished item. A near net shape manufacturing process is cost efficient and better for the environment, demanding less energy and resources.