Each one of these devices uses mechanical principles to achieve a function. Some objects are “consumer end products,” and others are “behind the scenes” mechanisms necessary to create the wonderful […]
People have been grinding materials to process food, smooth surfaces, and sharpen tools for tens of thousands of years. Archeologists have found ancient grinding stones, which are rough rocks typically […]
This screw machine produced the screws used in pocket watches that were popular in the late 1800’s early 1900s. This machine replaced several manual operations. A series of circular cams and followers convert rotary motion into linear motion.
The American Precision Museum, in collaboration with SparkShop, has developed a series of free kits that give 4th- to 6th-grade students a hands-on introduction to Manufacturing, STEM, and Design. In […]