Human will and ingenuity have birthed some incredible feats of architecture, technology, and mechanization. As we continue to develop newer, more efficient technology we gain the capacity to make even more detailed, durable, and intricate pieces that can be used in thousands of applications — all of this is thanks in part to machine tools which allow us to craft, shape, and mold raw materials to our liking. Understanding the technological depth and the history behind these tools can help us gain a greater appreciation for the products they make and the ingenuity behind them.
The Development of Modern Machine Tools
The first machine tools ever made were handcrafted around 1,200 BC in Egypt and Mesopotamia — these likely took the form of bow drills or pottery wheels. By their (more…)
31 Mar 2016