For the town in Nottinghamshire, UK, see Worksop
Beginning with the Industrial Revolution
era, a workshop
may be a room
, rooms or building
which provides both the area and tools
) that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods
. Workshops were the only places of production
until the advent of industrialization
and the development of larger factories
. In the 20th and 21st century, many Western homes contain a workshop in the garage, basement, or an external shed
. Home workshops typically contain a workbench, hand tools, power tools and other hardware. Along with their practical applications for repair goods or do small manufacturing runs, workshops are used to tinker
and make prototypes
This museum workshop containing tools and supplies has been in use for decades.
A railway workshop.
Workshops may vary in industrial focus. For instance, some workshops may focus on automotive repair or restoration. Woodworking is one of the most common focuses, but metalworking, electronics work, and many types of electronic prototyping may be done.
In some repair industries, such as locomotives
, the repair operations have specialized workshops called back shops or railway workshops
. Most repairs
are carried out in small workshops, except where an industrial service is needed.
- ^ Flaherty, Joe (May 14, 2012). "Ford + TechShop: Getting Employees to Tinker". Wired.
- ^ Burress, Charles (December 22, 1997). "A Tinkerer's Paradise in Berkeley / Young, old inventors are offered tools, techniques and inspiration". SF Chronicle.
- ^ Carlson, Adam (September 5, 2013). "Top 8 Tools for Building a Personal Prototyping Laboratory". EE Times.
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