For millennia tools have been a necessary—even crucial—part of human life. And so they remain.
Over the eons civilization evolved thanks to tools. Along the way workholding and toolholding devices helped tooling advance to where simple making became manufacturing. As a result, tooling has made possible not only human sustenance, shelter, and security but even prosperity.
Join Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus James D. Sawyer as he describes how tools formed the platform on which civilization is built, where tooling, workholding and toolholding stand today, as well as the direction in which they may be heading.