Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 30

Machine Tools

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 2000 on The History Channel
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Machine Tools
Machine tools, power-driven machines of all shapes and sizes, are used to make metal parts and have built our modern world. Life today would not be possible without them. Beginning with the story of the steam engine and traveling forward to modern-day "machining centers" that are used to make incredibly complex space shuttle parts, we'll examine the basic types of machine tools and their development. We'll also look at machine tools of the future that will change the way products are made.moreless

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