Metalworking can at times be describe as a trade, industry, hobby, or science. Its roots date back millennia, with skilled metalworkers shaping metal for religious artifacts, skilled instruments, and even jewelry. It has grown into an industry of tremendous size, as the skill of metalworking is used for everything from ships and bridges to jewelry making and specific metal parts in engines.
Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey (the largest, most comprehensive survey that details and projects the future spending in the durable goods manufacturing industries) projected that spending on metalcutting would be $8.8 billion in 2015, which is a 37% increase compared to 2014. And most of those who make manufacturing purchases look for products or services at least once per week.
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