Dies Plus is a manufacturer that makes tools as well as dies. They figured out that they can use their machinists to create dies without having to hire additional labor for something that doesn’t take a whole lot of skill. They are able to use an automated process to allow for dies to be made efficiently. They want to keep their talented engineers and other staff for jobs that require more experience. They realize they can eliminate a lot of wasted resources this way.
- Machinists can very effectively create dies when systemized into repeatable steps.
- Becoming a die maker takes a lot of work to be efficient, but over time becomes easier.
- Leveraging die professionals is going to be in short supply in the future, as the demand is very high.
“The trickle-down effect from this offshoring is that even fewer people are becoming tool and die makers, making this highly skilled position ever harder to fill.”