machine tool

IPA: mʌʃˈintˈuɫ


  • (mechanical engineering) A tool, typically a power-driven machine and typically stationary, used especially for machining (removing hard material via cutting, grinding, or other subtractive processes) and (more broadly) for any mix of subtractive, forming/stamping, or additive work.

Examples of "machine-tool" in Sentences

  • On Tuesday, Mr. Huntsman met with 20 machinists at a Tidland Corp. machine-tool plant in Keene.
  • Rofin-Sinar makes industrial lasers used in manufacturing and automation, especially in the resurgent machine-tool and automotive industries.
  • Mr. Johnson, the machine-tool operator, says he first consulted Dr. Makker in June 2006 after injuring his back lifting a five-gallon bucket at work.
  • What's more, the machine-tool maker now earns around 65% of its roughly $1.5 billion in sales overseas, and it has been hit hard by the strengthening yen.
  • Akron's road to complete recovery is not exactly smooth: The "Rubber Capital of the World" has primarily been a city of manufacturing and machine-tool making.
  • Sheis attending an annual machine-tool trade fair in the northern German city of Hannover later this month, but unlike recent years she is only going to look, not buy.
  • Jeff Bezos seems to be trying to do to the book publishing industry what the leftists did to America's electronics and machine-tool industries with "free trade" and promises of cheap consumer goods.
  • This is a turning point for us,'' says Masahiko Mori , president of machine-tool maker Mori Seiki Co., which this year is opening its first factory overseas—in Davis, Calif.—since the company was founded in 1948.
  • —Dr. Vishal James Makker had already operated on Ronald Johnson's spine six times in less than two years, but he had some grim news for the former machine-tool operator: X-rays showed Mr. Johnson needed a seventh surgery.
  • Eric Chuo , chairman of Hiwin Technologies Corp., one of Taiwan's largest machine-tool parts maker, said manufacturing companies are likely to increasingly automate production to cut costs and focus on higher-quality products.

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