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A machine is a mechanical, electric, or electronic device capable of performing work. Its usefulness derives from the ability to modify the total energy used to achieve a task. A simple machine changes the direction or quantity of applied force through a mechanical advantage, such as leverage, and it usually accomplishes this in a single motion. More complex machinery can have multiple simple machines performing in tandem, along with a wide range of moving parts. These machines can reduce the amount of labor necessary to complete a task by redistributing energy expenditure in a manner more efficient than that of direct manual effort. Whether molding, casting, forming, cutting, assembling, inspecting, or packaging, machines can be found at nearly every level of industrial manufacturing in both automated and operator-controlled form.

Generally, a tool is a piece of equipment that increases the effectiveness of an operation involving two or more objects. The most basic types of tools are simple machines, such as a hammer or a crowbar, that rely on a single motion to perform their work. Complex tools, such as torches, punches, or sanders, usually have multiple moving parts and require several stages of motion to finish their task. Tools are useful accessories at the foundation of many industrial projects, and have a wide array of applications, including cutting, shaping, transporting, fastening, guiding, or shielding, to name just a few.


How Springs Are Made
There are many types of springs available for load-bearing and energy storage and transfer applications. Spring manufacture is a relatively simple process that, given the proper equipment, can be performed by an individual or, in longer runs, by automatic machinery.
Types of Crimpers - A ThomasNet Buying Guide
Crimping involves the deformation of a substrate material in order to join it to another material, often wire on metal. Because of the wide range of crimping operations there are many differences to consider when purchasing a crimping tool.
Types of Molding Machinery - A ThomasNet Buying Guide
Molding is a versatile method of forming different kinds of plastics, metals and other matierals. There are a wide variety of molding techniques and machines that carry out the different techniques, each one capable of producing various end products.
General Types of Bearings and How They Work
This article explains how bearings works and offers a general overview of the different types of bearings.

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