machine shop

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  • enPR: mə-shēnʹ shŏp'


machine shop (plural machine shops)

  1. A facility that has machine tools for working with metals or other relatively hard materials, such as some polymers. Various kinds of machine shops make and repair all types of metal objects, from machine tools, dies, and molds to mass-produced parts such as screws, pistons, or gears.


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  • General machine shops are public businesses that perform work for customers.
  • Dedicated machine shops are part of a larger company. They perform work for the company and are not open to the public.

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Machine shops use a wide variety of metal-working tools, including: