What is manufacturing?

  • (noun): The act of making something (a product) from raw materials.
    Example: "The synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"

Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the production of goods for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such finished goods may be used for manufacturing other, more complex products, such as aircraft, household appliances or automobiles, or sold to wholesalers, who in turn sell them to retailers, who then sell them to end users – the "consumers".

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Machining - Relationship of Subtractive and Additive Techniques
... With the recent proliferation of additive manufacturing technologies, conventional machining has been retronymously classified, in thought and language, as a subtractive manufacturing method ... While additive manufacturing methods can produce very intricate prototype designs impossible to replicate by machining, strength and material selection may be ...
Optical Fibre - Manufacturing - Coatings
... The cladding is coated by a "buffer" that protects it from moisture and physical damage ... The buffer is what gets stripped off the fiber for termination or splicing ...
Malvern, Worcestershire - Economy - Manufacturing
... The majority of Malvern's manufacturing and service industries are grouped in the adjoining commercial areas of the Spring Lane Industrial Estate that was developed in the 1960s and ...