Originally Posted by Tech Explorer
I did a Google search and this turned up: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/te...ople.html?_r=0
On a related note I recall workers attacking a mill due to technology improvements costing the workers their jobs; however I also recall that eventually technology led to new jobs at the mill (but this may have been a different mill).
One worker can work 8 hours a day at one manual mill every day. Or, one worker can create a part in UG NX, Catia, Solidworks, etc. and export the G code to a CNC mill and have a robot place the part in the exact coordinates, and 1 million copies of the part are made.
That's why people don't like robots. Once the code is made, a person is no longer needed to produce the part.