The 5 Types of Manufacturing Processes
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The added value may result from either more expensive components e. Such processing must produce materials that satisfy both the geometric and property demands of the application without degrading them. Hence, control of processing details and near net shape technologies become increasingly important.
Bradford Goldense Aug 25, Download this article in. PDF format This file type includes high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable. It may be surprising to learn that many engineers with great talent and a depth of experience have a hard time answering questions about the type s of manufacturing environments that exist in their company. Most manufacturing environments fit into one of five general categories. Most companies use more than one of these environments to get a single product out the door. This is certainly true considering today's use of the supply base versus the historical practices of vertically integrated companies.
Manufacturing is the production of products for use or sale using labour and machines , tools , chemical and biological processing, or formulation, and is the essence of secondary industry. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech , but is most commonly applied to industrial design, in which raw materials from primary industry are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such finished goods may be sold to other manufacturers for the production of other more complex products such as aircraft , household appliances , furniture , sports equipment or automobiles , or distributed via the tertiary industry to end users and consumers usually through wholesalers , who in turn sell to retailers , who then sell them to individual customers. Manufacturing engineering or manufacturing process are the steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product. The manufacturing process begins with the product design, and materials specification from which the product is made. These materials are then modified through manufacturing processes to become the required part.