Automation Engineer, Industry 4.0 Team
Where does Daming Xing get to work with cutting-edge technology, robotic automation, both mechanical and electrical design, data acquisition and Internet of Things? Yes, Stanley Black & Decker.
“The first things that comes to people’s minds when they think of Stanley Black & Decker are usually its tools because it’s where everything started,” Daming said. “After working with Stanley on a few projects I decided to join the team because I was so impressed by Stanley’s focus on innovation, how fast everything is executed here, how genuine people are when working with each other, and how focused they are when handling projects.”
Daming is an automation engineer, where he works on automation and robotics projects to help over 100 of our plants around the world improve their manufacturing processes with cutting-edge automation and robotics technology. As part of our Industry 4.0 team, he focuses on mechanical, electrical and robotics design, but also is involved with data acquisition, the Internet of Things and even project management.
“I’m trained as a mechanical engineer and my involvement in robotics research gave me a strong background and knowledge in mechanical design and software programming, both of which have helped me immensely in this role,” he said. “But this role has also challenged me to expand my horizon and enhance my skills.
“I’m getting involved in areas like mechanical design, electrical control, field wiring, industrial robot programming, autonomous mobile robot programming, algorithms and data structures,” he said. “I really enjoy learning about all these aspects of engineering, seeing how they come together and applying them to real problems.”
Daming said he’s motivated by seeing the results of his work.
“I’ve been able to see the automation systems I’ve designed in action and the immediate effect those have had on making the manufacturing process more time and cost efficient,” he said. “Being able to see the impact of my work has encouraged me to become a better engineer overall. I realized that my work can not only lead to the production of better and higher-quality products, but also prevent ergonomic injury for our operators.”