Machining is a part of the manufacture of many metal products, but it can also be used on materials such as wood, plastic, ceramic, and composites. A person who specializes in machining is called a machinist. A room, building, or company where machining is done is called a machine shop. Process such as abrading, cutting, milling, drilling, forming, grinding, and/or shaping of a piece of metal or other material performed by machine tools such as lathes, milling, grinding, power saws, and presses.