Outline of manufacturing
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to manufacturing:Manufacturing – use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. Includes a range of huma...
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Will factories of the future be run by robotic ants?
Factories of the future could be operated by thousands of tiny machines working together in swarms, rather than by a handful of humans and large, specialised robots. German engineering firm Festo, whi...
Outline of production
Production is the act of creating 'use' value or 'utility' that can satisfy a want or need. The act may or may not include factors of production other than labor. Any effort directed toward the reali...
Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods...
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Factory
A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manuf...
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Industrial process
Industrial processes are procedures involving chemical, physical, electrical or mechanical steps to aid in the manufacturing of an item or items, usually carried out on a very large scale. Industrial ...
Taxonomy of manufacturing processes
This tree lists various manufacturing processes arranged by similarity of function.
Textile bleaching
Textile bleaching is one of the stages in the manufacture of textiles. All raw textile materials, when they are in natural form, are known as 'greige' material (pronounced grey-sh). This greige mater...
Heatsetting
Heat setting is a term used in the textile industry to describe a thermal process taking place mostly in either a steam atmosphere or a dry heat environment. The effect of the process gives fibers, y...
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Destructive distillation
Destructive distillation is the chemical process involving the decomposition of feedstock by heating to a high temperature; the term generally applies to processing of organic material in the absence ...
Rapid manufacturing
Timelapse video of a hyperboloid object (designed by George W. Hart) made of PLA using a RepRap "Prusa Mendel" 3 printer for molten polymer deposition3D printing (or additive manufacturing, AM) is a...
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Canning
Canning is a method of preserving food in which the food contents are processed and sealed in an airtight container. Canning provides a shelf life typically ranging from one to five years, although un...
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Transport during the British Industrial Revolution
Transportation of goods to factories, and of finished products from them, was limited by high transport costs along roads to their destinations. This was not too severe in the case of light valuable ...
Cryogenic nitrogen plant
Nitrogen, as an element of great technical importance, can be produced in a cryogenic nitrogen plant with a purity of more than 99.9999%.Air inside a distillation column is separated at cryogenic temp...
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Ostwald process
The Ostwald process is a chemical process for making nitric acid (HNO3). Wilhelm Ostwald developed the process, and he patented it in 1902. The Ostwald process is a mainstay of the modern chemical in...
Betterton-Kroll process
The Betterton-Kroll process is an industrial process for removing bismuth from lead. The process was developed by William Justin Kroll and patented in 1922. Further improvements were developed by Jess...
Betterton-Kroll process - Wikipedia
Mass finishing
Mass finishing is a group of manufacturing processes that allow large quantities of parts to be simultaneously finished. The goal of this type of finishing is to burnish, deburr, clean, radius, de-fla...
Thermal depolymerization
Thermal depolymerization (TDP) is a depolymerization process using hydrous pyrolysis for the reduction of complex organic materials (usually waste products of various sorts, often biomass and plastic)...
Trade union
A trade union (British / Australian English / New Zealand English; also trades union), labour union (Canadian English) or labor union (American English) is an organization of workers...
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Grainer evaporation process
The Grainer evaporation process is a method of producing salt.This method uses shallow open pans with steam-heated immersion coils to evaporate the brine into salt. Sometimes it is paired with a part...
Reboiler
Reboilers are heat exchangers typically used to provide heat to the bottom of industrial distillation columns. They boil the liquid from the bottom of a distillation column to generate vapors which ar...
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Olefin metathesis
Olefin metathesis is an organic reaction that entails the redistribution of fragments of alkenes (olefins) by the scission and regeneration of carbon-carbon double bonds. Catalysts for this reaction h...
Olefin metathesis - Wikipedia
Steam power during the Industrial Revolution
The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution, although steam did not replace water power in importance in Britain until after the Industrial Revolution. Fr...
Steam power during the Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia
Vault structuring
Vault structuring is a forming technology to generate three-dimensional rectangular or hexagonal structures in thin-walled materials such as sheet metal, plastic sheeting, cardboard and paper. It dist...
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Papermaking
Papermaking is the process of making paper, a material which is used universally today for writing and packaging.In papermaking, a dilute suspension of fibres in water is drained through a screen, so ...
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Electrospinning
Electrospinning uses an electrical charge to draw very fine (typically on the micro or nano scale) fibres from a liquid. Electrospinning shares characteristics of both electrospraying and conventional...
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Flue gas stack
A flue-gas stack is a type of chimney, a vertical pipe, channel or similar structure through which combustion product gases called flue gases are exhausted to the outside air. Flue gases are produced ...
Pyrolysis
Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen (or any halogen). It involves the simultaneous change of chemical composition and phys...
Ammoxidation
In chemistry, ammoxidation is an industrial process for the production of nitriles using ammonia and oxygen. The usual substrates are alkenes. It is sometimes called the Sohio process, acknowledging t...
History of the British canal system
The British canal system of water transport played a vital role in the United Kingdom's Industrial Revolution at a time when roads were only just emerging from the medieval mud and long trains of pack...
History of the British canal system - Wikipedia
Gasworks
A gasworks or gas house is an industrial plant for the production of flammable gas. Many of these have been made redundant in the developed world by the use of natural gas, though they are still us...
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