The machining operations and in-situ do not cease to be exactly the same, but with the great peculiarity of “in-situ”. In the vast majority of times, the on site execution involves special and unique working conditions for each intervention. For this reason, On-site machining inherently involve major challenges, not only in the design and adaptation of the portable machines, but also in the implementation and the knowledge of the own operator machinist.
The restrictions that arise at the time of developing in-situ work processes are of different nature, with special reference to space limitations affecting the robustness and stability of the portable machines. In addition, the fact of having the human equipment and materials displaced, always involves a limited provision of resources that can affect the normal development of the execution. The job must be analyzed in depth and the equipment adapted technically to the restrictive conditions of the jobs. In the human side, the workforce must be very familiar with the machine tool, the scope of work and have a great experience, both in the preparations as well as in the implementation of work in-situ.