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Top 50 Lathe Machinist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Lathe Machinist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Lathe Machinist resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.9% of Lathe Machinist resumes contained Machine Operation as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Lathe Machinist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Lathe Machinist

1. Machine Operation
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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.
  • Start and observe machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, adjust and control machine as required.
  • Train new staff with machine operations, programming and functions of the machine shop.

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2. Lathe Machines
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Here's how Lathe Machines is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Program Lathe Machines as necessary.

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3. CNC
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Here's how CNC is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Construct and review all prints and routers for all Lathe operations for manual and CNC machines.
  • Help train operators in the use of CNC Lathes so they can run jobs efficiently.
  • Set up & operate CNC Lathes, Conventional Lathes and mills.
  • Used CNC and manual equipment to perform rough and finishing machining.
  • Fabricated metal parts using punch press, CNC brake press.
  • Set up and operate CNC and manual lathes.
  • Performed both manual and CNC mill operations
  • Set up & operate CNC Boring Mills
  • Lead man in CNC lathe department.
  • Set up and operate CNC Lathes Understanding of speed, feed, depth and angle of cut.
  • Perform all set up and operational functions For Star 20mm CNC Swiss style lathemachines.
  • Perform cnc lathe programming edits, setups and, operation.
  • Lead man for cnc lathe department setups and operation.
  • Core responsibilities included running Okuma CNC lathe.
  • Reference: - Khanh Ha Lam - CNC Machinist - G&H Diversified.
  • Set up, program and edit lathes Manual and CNC Horizontal and vertical lathes up to 62" diameter
  • Worked as a cnc lathe machinist for an injection nozzle systems producer for the plastics industry.
  • Operate CNC mill and lathe machinery Performed precise part measurements Packaged finished part for shipping
  • Set up, program and operate cnc mills and lathes Short runs Gibbs programing

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4. Set-Up
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Here's how Set-Up is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Completed short term assignments at Calumet Screw and Prince Industries to catch up production-Duties included set-up and maintaining Citizen Style machines.
  • Process, program, set-up and run new jobs on the lathes and delegate the mill programs and operations.
  • Completed short term assignments at Calumet Screw and Prince Industries -Duties included set-up and maintaining production on Citzen Style machines.
  • Perform Set-ups, Operation, and Programming Create and maintain fixtures and tooling.
  • Assist associates with set-ups processes, troubleshooting and fixture retrieval.

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5. Tolerance Parts
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Here's how Tolerance Parts is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Make close tolerance parts complete (un-supervised).

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6. Fanuc
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Here's how Fanuc is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Experience working with FANUC controls.
  • Set up, operation, edit Fanuc and GE controls, Lucas manual boring mill, honing, gun drilling.
  • Trained employees on c.n.c fanuc machines (offsets, gauging and tool changes).
  • Worked with Fanuc robots and lathes with conversational controls.
  • Edit and create programs as needed on Okuma and Fanuc controls.
  • Set up and operate Morisiki Lathe with FANUC controls, Okuma Lathe with OSP 3000- 5000and Fadal Mill
  • Set up and programmed daily G-code for 2 machines Fanuc Controls Worked with various types of plastics.
  • Set up and operate Morisiki Lathe and Acroloc Mill and Morisiki Mill with FANUC controls, BTL- Bullar Turret Lathes
  • Operated Fanuc 20I through 200I and Okuma controllers Editing and Prove out programs Set up machines and tooling Being trained to program

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7. RAN
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Here's how RAN is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Manufactured fuel systems for the Aerospace and Department of Transportation industry.
  • Set up and ran Lathes to make cutting taps on CNC as well as manual lathes according to customer specifications.
  • Machined close tolerances on high pressure Oil Field related products and ran various operations on various CNC machines.
  • Read, interpret, and edit programs to maintain strict finish and dimensional tolerances of final product.
  • Studied blueprints, work instruction, sketches, drawings and manuals to determine dimensions and tolerances.
  • Adjust machine controls and change tool settings in order to keep dimensions within specified tolerances.
  • Make products from raw materials, operate crane to load/unload large and heavy materials.
  • Advance quality standards for tighter tolerances achieving less customer complaints and returns.
  • Machined small and large parts to tolerances of .005 or less.
  • Can hold tight tolerances and have a nice finish.
  • Close tolerances and finishes required on all parts.
  • Hold tight tolerances through precision craftsmanship.
  • Machine and hone parts to blue print, hold .0005 tolerances, Inspection of own parts.
  • Calculate Clip/Stand Off within tolerances/concentricity allow.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, Understand Mazaktrol, G-Code, M-Code, determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces.
  • Core responsibility was set up and production on Eurotek lathes while holding tight tolerances.
  • Gauged and maintained tolerances on grinding diameters, depths, squareness and parallelism.
  • set up and ran Lathes and Mills on Very large diameter and length material for production of Gear and Shaft components.
  • Set up and ran CNC Lathe Mill machines Assisted in assembly areas Trained and crafted machining skills
  • Work with tolerances of +/- .005" Machining department: Operate star lathe machine and hurco milling machine.

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8. Mazak
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Here's how Mazak is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Loaded 5 axis Mazak Mill with pallet changer.
  • Run and operate Mazak lathes and mills.
  • Floated throughout the shop running multiple HAAS mills & lathes and Mazak Integrexes.
  • Machine operated Mori Seiki NL3000, NT4300, Mazak Master Power.
  • Program Mazak lathes through Mazatrol.

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9. Final Inspection
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10. Micrometers
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Here's how Micrometers is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and vernier calipers.
  • Verify all dimensions and angles using micrometers and other measuring equipment.
  • Used calipers, micrometers, bore gauges, thread gauges and other gauging required for the inspection of parts.
  • Used instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators and recorded their readings.
  • Used calipers, micrometers, and drawing specifications to perform machine changeovers.
  • Used measurement tools such as micrometers, and calipers.
  • Read micrometers dial calipers and scale.
  • Used calipers, micrometers, depth mics, drop gauges, gauge pins, and thread gauges.
  • Inspect sample workpieces to verify conformance with specifications, using instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Check parts with gages such as calipers/micrometers/comparator and various gages.

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11. Haas
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Here's how Haas is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Program, setup, and operate Haas lathes for one-off and production operations.
  • Run 3 axis live tooling st30ssy Haas.
  • Core responsibilities included set up and production on Mori Seike machines, HAAS lathes and mills while maintaining tight tolerances.

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12. Okuma
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Here's how Okuma is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Set up & run two Okuma lathes with bar feeders.
  • Set up and run Okuma lathes and some pm
  • Set up and operate Okuma Lathes
  • Operate Okuma Lathes Fork lift operator and material handler
  • service 3 robots that load the Okumas.

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13. Aluminum
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Here's how Aluminum is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Work with all types of steels, aluminum, copper, bronze and, plastics.
  • Worked with 4140, Aluminum, Stainless, etc.
  • manufacture and repair of hydraulic cylinders, manufacture of parts in aluminum Bronze, handling drill etc.milling machine
  • Set up and operate a King Vtl machining Aluminum and steel parts, Cutting I d's.

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14. Titanium
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15. Aerospace
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Here's how Aerospace is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Set up multiple machines for aerospace machining.
  • Operated multiple Nakamura Tome Lathes to produce aerospace and military precision parts.
  • Complete Precision Machine setup with no supervision Machine Aerospace parts to High Standards and tight Tolerances.
  • Machine parts for various tooling and aerospace companies Axxis, T.R.W.

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16. VTL
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Here's how VTL is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Run VTL, Mill, and Lathes Machines.

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17. Stainless Steel
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Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Work with primarily stainless steels (mostly 17-4 & 304) and aluminum.
  • Performed individual set-ups for operators Materials included, Stainless Steel, Hasteloy, titanium
  • Have experience working with Hastaloy, 718 Inco 15-5 17-4 stainless steel.

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18. CMM
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Here's how CMM is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Work with Swiss Lathe Tornos Deco 10 Fanuc control , Citizen L20X, CMM and Mitutoyo Contour Tracer.

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19. Drill Press
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Here's how Drill Press is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Drill Press and Belt Sanders to hand finish and assemble high-end movie quality props.
  • Operated hand tools, drill presses, riveting machines and tap burners.

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20. Customer Specifications
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21. Inconel
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22. Hand Tools
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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Transfer materials, supplies, and products between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools.
  • Clean, adjust and maintain equipment, using hand tools.

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23. Inspect Parts
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Here's how Inspect Parts is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Inspect parts for visual flaws and replace tooling to correct any faults.

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24. High Quality
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Here's how High Quality is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Machine high precision parts used on aircraft actuator systems in a high quality controlled production environment.

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25. Puma
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Here's how Puma is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Utilize Daewoo Puma 2600 SY w/ Fanuc 31i w/ live tooling.

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26. OD
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Here's how OD is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications and information.
  • Attend start-up meetings on new projects to discuss tooling and methods of manufacturing and applications and oversee project management and development.
  • Set -up and run proven programs for first pieces and sample medical parts for short run or long run production.
  • Authorized C&H Driver ~ Delivery of finished goods to the customer and pickup of special material and tooling.
  • Utilized work instructions, set up sheets, and method documents to correctly operate machines and inspect machined parts.
  • Complete records of production, including work volumes and outputs, materials used, and any backlogs.
  • Trained staff of 10 or more direct labor employees to perform assembly and manufacture of product.
  • Produced parts for control valves for the oil, gas and nuclear industries.
  • Utilized CAD 3D modeling to provide visual aid for engineered solutions.
  • Maintained AQL inspection and maintaining CpK levels during long production runs
  • Put together kits to ship with our products.
  • Build products manufactured in house for shipment.
  • Operate lathe machine and production of material.
  • Run 1st piece, fill out first piece sheet, submit it to inspection and run when part is good.
  • Produced machine parts by setting up and operating a lathe machine -Responsible for maintaining quality graphite pieces using the machine.
  • Machine parts for company's own product line of Dydraulic components, valves, gripping devices and tooling adjusters.
  • Produced parts for Aerojet and Lockheed development programs.
  • Experience in 4 jaws chuck, steady rest, and tailstock, turn/bore/thread STUB ACME MOD.
  • G&L with G code 4.
  • Produced pipes which used for digging oil wells and different types of mechanical components that used for maintaining oil exploration equipments.

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27. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Supervised employees as Assistant Supervisor.
  • Performed maintenance and run areas in the absence of supervisor.
  • Attended and passed 3M quality and ISO 9000 test.
  • Assisted in ISO 9000 certification for the manufacturing division.
  • Certified Aerospace ISO 9001:2008 AS 9100:2009 Rev.
  • Confer with engineering,supervisory, and manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.

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28. Edit Programs
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Here's how Edit Programs is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Edit programs on the machine when necessary.

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29. M Codes
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30. Cast Parts
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31. Precision Parts
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Here's how Precision Parts is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Machine precision parts, such as shafts, rollers, screws etc.

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32. G-Code
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Here's how G-Code is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Instructed co-workers in more efficient means of G-Code programming and setup.
  • Organized and improved work cell and product flow.Skills UsedKnowledge of G-Code and program editing.

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33. Manufacture Parts
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Here's how Manufacture Parts is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • up and operate lathes to manufacture parts for the medical field.

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34. Job Orders
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35. Doosan
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Here's how Doosan is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and run doosan and hardinge lathes .
  • Work with DMG Mori NXL 2500 mill turns, Doosan LYNX 220 LSY, Hass ST25, femcos and takisawas.

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36. Machine Shop
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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Worked at Armstrong tool as machine shop Forman at 26 years old.

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37. Fadal
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Here's how Fadal is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Run production jobs on automatic CNC lathes and mills such as Miyano and Fadal.

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38. API
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Here's how API is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Executed bench, machine and hand tool work in shaping, fitting, and assembling machine parts from metal stock.

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39. LNS
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Here's how LNS is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • up and manufactured parts on Daewoo lathes and LNS bar feeders for several different industries.

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40. Hass
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Here's how Hass is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Operate C.N.C hass and mazac machines.

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41. Turning Centers
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42. Production Parts
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Here's how Production Parts is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Lead machinist in parts department * Producing both prototype and production parts, single order quantities from 1 to 500
  • Run and operate swiss cnc lathe Citizen cincom L 17, L20 and Stars lathe to produce medical production parts.

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43. Manual Mill
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44. Machine Tools
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Here's how Machine Tools is used in Lathe Machinist jobs:
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, millingmachines, shapers, or grinders.

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45. GD
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46. Mastercam
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47. MIG
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48. Aircraft Parts
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49. Operational Sequences
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50. Medical Parts
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20 Most Common Skills For A Lathe Machinist

Machine Operation

20.5%

Lathe Machines

17.3%

CNC

11.0%

Set-Up

7.9%

Tolerance Parts

6.3%

Fanuc

4.2%

RAN

4.1%

Mazak

3.8%

Final Inspection

3.3%

Micrometers

3.2%

Haas

3.0%

Okuma

2.9%

Aluminum

2.6%

Titanium

1.9%

Aerospace

1.9%

VTL

1.3%

Stainless Steel

1.2%

CMM

1.2%

Drill Press

1.2%

Customer Specifications

1.2%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Lathe Machinist

Rank Skill
1 Machine Operation 16.9%
2 Lathe Machines 14.2%
3 CNC 9.0%
4 Set-Up 6.5%
5 Tolerance Parts 5.2%
6 Fanuc 3.5%
7 RAN 3.4%
8 Mazak 3.1%
9 Final Inspection 2.7%
10 Micrometers 2.6%
11 Haas 2.5%
12 Okuma 2.4%
13 Aluminum 2.1%
14 Titanium 1.6%
15 Aerospace 1.6%
16 VTL 1.1%
17 Stainless Steel 1.0%
18 CMM 1.0%
19 Drill Press 1.0%
20 Customer Specifications 1.0%
21 Inconel 0.9%
22 Hand Tools 0.9%
23 Inspect Parts 0.9%
24 High Quality 0.8%
25 Puma 0.7%
26 OD 0.7%
27 ISO 0.7%
28 Edit Programs 0.7%
29 M Codes 0.7%
30 Cast Parts 0.7%
31 Precision Parts 0.6%
32 G-Code 0.6%
33 Manufacture Parts 0.6%
34 Job Orders 0.6%
35 Doosan 0.6%
36 Machine Shop 0.6%
37 Fadal 0.5%
38 API 0.5%
39 LNS 0.5%
40 Hass 0.5%
41 Turning Centers 0.5%
42 Production Parts 0.5%
43 Manual Mill 0.5%
44 Machine Tools 0.5%
45 GD 0.4%
46 Mastercam 0.4%
47 MIG 0.4%
48 Aircraft Parts 0.4%
49 Operational Sequences 0.4%
50 Medical Parts 0.4%
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