The Arsenal of Venice: The First “Industrial” Factory in History

  • A. Gasparetto
  • M. CeccarelliEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 68)


In this paper the history of the Arsenal of Venice is presented with its significance of shipyard and naval industry with characters that have determined its long-standing successful work. The peculiarities of industrial environments are outlined with historical-technical milestones. Examples of machine designs are discussed to show the specific significance of technological achievements at the Venice Arsenal.


History of industry History of mechanical engineering History of Venice Arsenal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polytechnic Department of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.LARM – Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassinoItaly

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