Photo of Top Industries for CNC Machining in California

With California having an economy larger than the entire country of India, it’s no secret the Golden state produces a significant portion of the world’s GDP. Many sources estimate that California’s manufacturing sector accounts for ~10% of the state’s GDP or roughly $325 Billion. 

Given the sheer size of this, 

  • Agriculture – With California’s central valley supplying nearly 40% of the USA’s produce, the agricultural infrastructure in the Golden State is quite vast. From small farms to large corporations, all of which require skilled machinists and manufacturing professionals to assist with the daily operation of this enormous industry. 
  • Electronics – Silicon Valley is one of the many hotspots for Electronics companies all throughout the state. From consumer products, Military & Industrial, Semiconductors and so much more. The need for skilled Designers & Manufacturers to assist with the global demand for high-tech products has never been greater. 
  • Oil & Gas – Beneath the surface lies one of America’s largest oil reserves, all throughout the state of California. From drilling to transportation and refinement, the sheer supply chain for petroleum in CA, especially Southern California, is one of great magnitude. 

Advanced Training Topic: Top Quality Inspection (QA) Industries for California:

iPhones, Rockets, Televisions, and Military equipment….what do these all have in common? They’re all highly complex and sophisticated products that require a ton of design and manufacturing costs. 

With any highly precise piece of hardware (or software) an army of Quality Assurance and Inspection Technicians are standing by, ensuring that these devices will not fail in the field, and will withstand whatever is thrown their way. 

Here are just a few examples of industries in California that require the help of QA Technicians and Inspection personnel:

  • Semiconductor – With some of the largest electronics companies being concentrated in Silicon Valley, it’s no secret that the products they develop need to undergo rigorous testing before and after production. 
  • Aerospace & Defense – When a soldier is in combat, he simply cannot afford for his communication devices or weaponry to malfunction. There’s a large sum of A&D companies concentrated in Southern California due to its close proximity to Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine bases. 
  • Industrial Machinery – Whether it’s a simple lawnmower sold to a consumer, or agricultural equipment used to harvest crops, Industrial Machinery needs to withstand immense stress from heat, dust, and the harsh conditions they’ll typically operate in. 

Here at NTMA, we have some of the most cutting-edge Inspection and Metrology equipment to teach our students proper QA procedures and best practices. To learn more about this, and our other Advanced Training offerings, head on over to this link.