By Uday Shanker Dixit, Manjuri Hazarika, Visit Amazon's J. Paulo Davim Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, J. Paulo Davim,
What is mechanical engineering? What a mechanical engineering does? How did the mechanical engineering swap via a while? what's the way forward for mechanical engineering? This ebook solutions those questions in a lucid demeanour. It additionally offers a quick chronological background of landmark occasions and solutions questions resembling: while was once steam engine invented? the place was once first CNC computing device constructed? whilst did the period of additive production begin? while did the wedding of mechanical and electronics supply beginning to self-discipline of mechatronics? This publication informs and create curiosity on mechanical engineering within the normal public and specific in scholars. It additionally is helping to sensitize the engineering fraternity concerning the old elements of engineering. even as, it offers a standard feel wisdom of mechanical engineering in a convenient manner.
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However, gathering knowledge about using stone as a tool, sharpening it by breaking, and splitting, making sharp points for arrows, drills, and spears required a very long period of time. Evolution of these tools was an extremely slow process spanning over millions of years. The use of an advanced tool such as bow drill was an achievement in the prehistoric period. 5 million years ago for human race. As civilization progressed, gradually improved techniques and materials were used for tool making.
5 million years ago for human race. As civilization progressed, gradually improved techniques and materials were used for tool making. Innovation of the technique of smelting metal ore has ended the Stone Age and ushered in the Copper Age. The early human learnt to use copper ores by burning them for tool making. It is assumed that discovery and use of copper ore for making tools dated around 8000 BC. However, copper being a soft metal was not ideal for tools and weapons. In quest for improvement, blending of copper with tin gave birth to a much harder metal, bronze.
It can be operated automatically to produce components in large quantities, thus improving productivity. CNC technology has paved the way for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in the 1960s. CNC revolution accelerated in the 1970s and the 1980s with development of a number of CNC companies in the USA and Germany followed by Japan. Manufacturing companies nowadays use CNC machines for producing better products as the competition have become very stiff. The latest CNC machines have microprocessor-based control system with feedback for higher efﬁciency.
A Brief History of Mechanical Engineering by Uday Shanker Dixit, Manjuri Hazarika, Visit Amazon's J. Paulo Davim Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, J. Paulo Davim,