Choosing the right process
It is all very well to choose the perfect material, but somehow we have to make something useful out of it! An important part of understanding a product is to consider how it was made - in other words what manufacturing processes were used and why. There are 2 important stages to selecting a suitable process:

Technical performance: can we make this product with the material and can we make it well?
Economics: if we can make it, can we make it cheaply enough?

To find out about the different processing of materials click on the following button, click on the process you want to find out about on the left, and then read about it on the right, make sure you also click on the four icons (Overview, Materials and Shapes, Economics, and Typical Products) above each description :


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University of CambridgeAll information on this page is from Uof C -Click on the University of Cambridge for acknowledgments for the processing page.