The history of material processing goes back many thousands of years before Christ. For example, the lathe, a tool we still use today, was originally used in ancient Egypt. Material machining was an important part of early civilization. This mainly involved the manufacture of materials that could be used in the household from stone, wood or metal. Materials such as gold, silver, tin, bronze and brass were used for these machining processes and as tools they mainly used casting and hammering. Over the centuries, more specific types of machine tools emerged to meet specific needs and thus more complex operations.
During the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the first “self-powered” machines were finally created. At this time, the word ‘machinist’ meant repairing or building machines. At the time, this was still done by hand and involved the use of materials such as files, drills and saws.
Since the advent of new technologies, different types of material machining are possible such as electrochemical machining, water jet cutting and many more. Much of modern machining today is done with computer numerical control (CNC) and Waterjet cutting, so is Botau Engineering & Construction. Here computers control the movement of the different types of cutting machines. This is currently the most efficient and sustainable technique.