The History of Manufacturing
Importance of History
History is important for any field, even manufacturing. We learn from the past, and we do things differently, but we are able to learn from the strengths and weaknesses of the past.
In the far distant past, we relied on guilds to provide us with the majority of our manufactured goods. Although common, this presented a lot of problems that would later diminish in the industrial revolution.
The industrial revolution brought on change that increased our economy and production output. It became much easier for people to get what they need and technology innovation began to increase.
Modern manufacturing still uses a lot of the same principles discovered in the industrial age. Increased technology makes it even more efficient. We are able to make products that adapt and conform to many purposes.