The History of Machine Shops

May 26, 2017

Elbert Hubbard, an American writer of the 1900s once said that, “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”.

This begs the question: if it is true that machines reduce our workload, is there still a need for workers? Albert Einstein put it best: "I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." The world's most respected and intelligent man once argued that machines cannot replace our intellect entirely.

Still, we cannot deny that machines have indeed made things easy for us. Today there are machine shops in Toronto where manufacturing or basic construction processes for the manufacture of equipment occur. The basic structures of these machines are created and perfected in these shops using blueprints and skilled engineering professionals. Other functions of machine shops in Toronto include manufacturing the parts needed for the auto, aviation, and telecommunication sector.

A machine shop in Toronto requires a lot of capital. Equipment used in this shop is very expensive. The history of machine shops date back to the Industrial Revolution that transformed Europe and the United States. Before the Industrial Revolution occurred, parts and tools were produced in workshops in local villages and cities on a small scale for a local market. The first types of machinery used in the Industrial Revolution were developed in such workshops.

Modern day machine shops are much more sophisticated and are capable of mass producing complex machinery. At RWD Tool, we work in a 15,000-square-foot shop located in Concord, Ontario just north of Toronto. We offer services in metal fabricating, custom fabrication of parts and tools including custom CNC machine parts. Head to our website to learn more!