North American Manufacturing

Multitasking and North American Manufacturing Multitasking and North American manufacturing are a close fit. Determine the type of work that is likely to remain in North America rather than being offshored, and nearly every case, that work is a good candidate for producing on a multitasking machine tool.   Stays in North America Sent Offshore Military, Medical, Aviation, Oil  Most likely  Least likely Volumes  Low to Medium  High Feature complexity  Complex  Simple Material property  Hard  Soft Size  Large, heavy  Small Features subject to change  A lot  A little Intellectual property control  Important  Little control Workpiece value  High  Low Chance for producer to influence part design  Possible  Unlikely All of the attributes of work in the "Stays" column are also attributes of work that is well-suited to multitasking!

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