Overview of Manufacturing Processes

  • George Chryssolouris
Part of the Springer Texts in Mechanical Engineering book series (MES)


A manufacturing process is defined as the use of one or more physical mechanisms to transform a material’s shape and/or form. Manufacturing processes can be further divided into discrete parts processes and continuous processes. The metalworking industry, where many single items are produced, uses discrete parts manufacturing. Chemical processing, used in, for example, the film- or fiber-making industries, uses continuous processing. In this chapter, we will concentrate on discrete parts manufacturing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Chryssolouris
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing and ProductivityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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