Precision engineering: an evolutionary perspective.

@article{Evans2012PrecisionEA,
  title={Precision engineering: an evolutionary perspective.},
  author={Chris J. Evans},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={370 1973},
  pages={
          3835-51
        }
}
Precision engineering is a relatively new name for a technology with roots going back over a thousand years; those roots span astronomy, metrology, fundamental standards, manufacturing and money-making (literally). Throughout that history, precision engineers have created links across disparate disciplines to generate innovative responses to society's needs and wants. This review combines historical and technological perspectives to illuminate precision engineering's current character and… CONTINUE READING
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