By simply looking around your environment, chances are you will see evidence of human ingenuity somewhere. From the smallest ball-point pens to airplanes and automobiles, many of our modern conveniences are thanks in large part to industrial machine tools and manufacturing. With a market size of around $90 billion, the machine tool industry is one of the key industries within the manufacturing sector. Machine tools did not simply spring up overnight however; they have evolved alongside of us over the course of thousands of years to become the modern tools of efficiency that they are today.
Machine Tools in Human History
Archaeological evidence suggests that the first machine tools were used around the 7th century BCE in ancient Egypt. The hand-powered lathe may have been used