CNC Fixtures: The Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing creates and produces items on a large scale for a wide variety of industries. From tooling to parts, to fixtures, Accraline is a part of this. For years, there had been a decline in U.S. manufacturing. Today, things are starting to change for the better. It’s estimated that by the year 2020, the U.S. will take the lead spot on the Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI). This research platform is a multi-year research project from Deloitte and the Council on Competitiveness.

Industrial labor and modern-day machinery provide the vast majority of countries with work. The products that come from manufacturing processes allow for worldwide importing and exporting. As a result, our industry is directly related to economic growth. In addition, global trade is based predominantly on goods, not services. This means competitive manufacturing between countries is a good indication of that economic growth, benefiting both businesses and consumers. Manufacturing is vital for every industry. In reality, it comes down to machines, tools, parts, and CNC fixtures.

There are four main reasons that the U.S. is slowly edging out China for the GMCI top spot: cost competitiveness, workforce, supplier network, and talent. Laborers in the U.S. have a higher level of quality talent and overall skill set. Taking a look at the general overview of manufacturing standings, China currently holds the top spot, followed closely by the United States, Germany, and Japan.

In recent years, there has been a strong desire to bring back companies that once left the U.S. This effort, reshoring, is run by two driving factors: Americans seeking the U.S. made products and schools that are working with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. Now that younger generations are learning about the importance of the field, the future of the manufacturing industry seems much brighter, and as an industry leader Accraline, Inc. aims to be a part of this improvement.

At Accraline, we have over 50 years of experience in the fabrication and custom machine-building industries. We can produce products for any industry, from medical to food processing and everything in between. Our commitment to high quality and time-sensitive issues makes us a leader in our field. The team here at Accraline, Inc. takes pride in our products and believes in further and continued promotion of U.S. manufacturing.