The list of obstacles standing in the way of an American manufacturing comeback seems to grow every day. We have the skills gap, robots and AI that some day soon could make human jobs obsolete, and of course, global competition. That last one is perhaps the most daunting, especially if you're a machinist. Consider that many of the parts you make, China does, too, but at higher volume and for less money. That's the situation. Now, if American manufacturers think this means we're doomed, then we are.