Welcome to our first blog post!
To start things off, we’re keeping it simple!
There are some people who think the definition of “machine shop” is literally where a machine is produced. But we all know that couldn’t be farther from the truth. To make it simple, a machine shop is defined as a place, location, building, company or room where machining is done. To be a little more specific, machining is defined as cutting of raw materials to convert them into a desired size and shape.
Machining can be done metal, plastic, wood, ceramic, and other composites. The work is done by a machinist, using hand, power, and machine tools. A machinist fashions parts for other industries or individuals. Examples of industries that rely on machined parts: aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, and farming, to name just a few.
A typical machine shop will have this equipment for machining parts:
- Milling machine
- Grinding machine
- Drill press
Machine shops often also stock the raw materials used to manufacture parts. And that’s a short explanation of our definition of a Machine Shop. At The Shop Source, we strive to be your one-stop resource for machine shops, equipment, and supplies. Visit us often as we add listings and feel free to contact us with your favorite resource.