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    We've said it over and over - Industry 4.0 is not taking away jobs, it's improving the jobs. Employees are safer and more satisfied with jobs once a business implements Industry 4.0.

    GM training is an example of this. The Detroit News reported that they are training their employees in house. They said, "The program is churning out electricians and die-makers to fill positions caused by retirements among those workers. But it’s also training workers in robotics and analytics, with the ultimate goal being a plant floor equipped with digital tablets that monitor the high-tech equipment."

    Recommended Read GM uses smart manufacturing to save time, moneySource: http://www.detroitnews.com

    Delta Township — One man and a 3-D printer have saved General Motors Co. $300,000 over the last two years. GM’s largest 3-D printer, which cost roughly $28,000, is housed in a room near the cafeteria at its Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, which builds the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave. It’s manned by Zane Meike, who says his skills with the 3-D printer are mostly self-taught. Meike’s job is to provide the plant with what’s known as “additive manufacturing” parts. Read More

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