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21st February 2012
We love a good chart here at Changing Gears, and this is one that definitely caught our attention. The chart shows the rate of change for machine tool sales in the United States.
In a general sense, machine tools represent the base of the manufacturing chain. They’re usually not on the assembly line. They’re in the local mom-and-pop tool and die shops that dot the Midwestern landscape. Machine tools make the things that hold everything else together.