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6 Early Inventions in the History of CNC Machining

6 Early Inventions in the History of CNC Machining

All CNC machines, regardless of their size or complexity, make use of the same few technical innovations – some more than one-hundred years old. By tracing the history of these innovations we can follow the trends that led to the development of the first...
6 Simple Machines Modern Manufacturing Can’t Live Without

6 Simple Machines Modern Manufacturing Can’t Live Without

Modern manufacturing has come a long way. It now employs CNC machining for milling and turning, and lasers for 3D printing. But the most basic machine types, as described by Archimedes more than 2000 years ago, are still to be found everywhere in a modern...
How 3D Printing Can Preserve And Restore The Past

How 3D Printing Can Preserve And Restore The Past

3D scanning in combination with 3D printing now makes it possible to create all sorts of physical objects. This technology has become so advanced that it helps to preserve or restore historic artifacts that no longer exist. Let’s take a closer look at how...
Celebrating 6 Great Female Inventors And Entrepreneurs

Celebrating 6 Great Female Inventors And Entrepreneurs

In this article we want to spend some time appreciating the often-unheralded contributions made by women in the world of science, engineering, product development and all-around invention.  Tabitha Babbit – The Circular Saw It’s hard to...
The Engineer’s Bookshelf:  Machinery’s Handbook

The Engineer’s Bookshelf: Machinery’s Handbook

Although it’s now digitized on CD-ROM, Machinery’s Handbook still remains The Book to turn to for a vast amount of information relevant not only to machinists but also product designers, tool makers, engineers, inventors and hobbyists who want definitive...