Manufacturing Processes and Manufacturability

Manufacturing processes are technological methods to change the raw material from its raw form to the final product.

Here we summarize the traditional manufacturing processes. The suitability of materials for a certain process depends usually on a special combination of its properties. There are also special technological tests for certain manufacturing processes to assess the materials suitability for the process. First the traditional manufacturing processes are introduced and the material properties which affect the suitability for these processes will be briefly described later.

Casting Process
Casting Process

The most common manufacturing processes are:

  1. Casting
  2. Forming (cold, hot, sheet ..)
  3. Machining
  4. Joining Processes
  5. Powder Methods
  6. Heat treatment
  7. Finishing
  8. Special methods