Machine setters operate and monitor automatic or semi-automatic woodworking machines such as precision sawing
, shaping, planning, boring, turning and woodcarving machines to fabricate or repair wooden parts for furniture, fixtures and other wooden products (ILO, 2018)

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Wood Treaters, Cabinet-makers and Related Trades Workers

Wood treaters, cabinet-makers and related trades workers preserve and treat wood; make, decorate and repair wooden furniture, vehicles and other wooden products and components; and set up, operate and tend wood seasoning and preserving equipment and woodworking equipment, machines and machine tools (ILO, 2018).

 

  • Wood Treaters
  • Cabinet-makers and Related Workers
  • Woodworking Machine Tool Setters and Operators
  • Carving machine operator (wood)
  • Furniture production machine operator
  • Wood products machine operator
  • Woodworking machine setter

Background Information

Using smart tools has made the precise handling of wood easier. Human strength will no longer be necessary to cut wood and transport it. Nowadays, CAD   (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) is creating new designs that can be then brought to reality using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technologies, which  allow robots to cut materials and model parts at a high precision, low cost and reduced likelihood of errors. 

CASE EXAMPLES

The Smart Handheld Woodworking tool developed at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – uses a two-dimensional map created by the tool itself, which simply positions the slide on the object to be changed and together with a drawing of the required cuts plans it automatically and with high precision does the work previously done by humans. This technology avoids the risks for human workers, reduces the errors associated with the cutting of hard materials, and enhances the quality of the final result.

 MIT team develops handheld CNC router

The Automatech Robotik company created robots that perform various tasks associated with the handling of timber, such as the autonomous processing of timber and metal.

Robotique industrielle et automatisation

IMA Schelling creates woodworking machinery and processes that are adaptable to new materials, new applications, designs, opportunities and markets.

Economical Panel Processing On The Highest Automation Level

Categories: Skill Level 2