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Manufacturing is a process of producing goods in large quantities with the help of different types of machinery. These are complex activities, which combines human expertise with automation. The process that is used, differ from product to product depending on the customer requirements and resource availability. Each process has its advantages and disadvantages and manufacturer can choose a process which is most suitable for their product. Normally in a production line one or more manufacturing processes are used to make a finished product.
Manufacturing processes are deals with numerous aspects of workshops procedures, basic working awareness, concepts of production criteria, traits and uses of numerous testing instruments and calibrating or inspecting units for checking materials or products to meet the commercial environment. These processes involve use of several hand tools, machinery and diverse methods of production which transform raw materials into appropriate usable forms.
Manufacturing processes can be mainly classified under Processing operations and Assembly operations. Both of these operations involve when manufacturing a finished product. In a processing operation shape or the appearance of the material is transformed into an advance state and in the assembly operations two or more different components are joined together to make a new product. Casting, forging, rolling, drawing, extrusion and sheet metal forming are the major metal forming processes. Forging, rolling, extrusion and drawing use bulk metal parts as the raw material and produced desired object or cross-sectional areas are a primary shaping process. While sheet metal forming processes use thin metal sheets which were made usually through the rolling process. Deep drawing, stamping, roll forming, bending, spinning and incremental are the widely used sheet metal forming processes. Depending on the application and requirements a suitable process can be selected.
On the other hand, assembly processes...