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Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials, components, or parts into finished goods for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. 

Manufacturing commonly employs a man-machine setup with division of labor in a large scale production of finished goods. The finished goods may be used for manufacturing other, more complex products, such as aircraft, household appliances or automobiles, or sold to wholesalers, who in turn sell them to retailers, who then sell them to end users i.e. the "consumers".

Manufacturing has several processes that include casting, molding, forming, joining, machining, fabrication, ironing, spinning, etc.

vCalc's manufacturing library contains math functions and calculators applicable in several manufacturing processes.

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Manufacturing Equations

  • Approach Length by Carol
  • Design for Assembly - DFA - index by TeddyCamelus
  • Expansion Due to Temperature by MichaelBartmess
  • Expansion Due to Temperature (with Material Lookup) by MichaelBartmess
  • Leadscrew Efficiency by EmilyB
  • Machine Speed Ratio by Anastase
  • Process Sigma by pro
  • Process Yield by pro
  • Variable Cost per Unit by Megan
  • Variable Cost Rate by KurtHeckman

Manufacturing Constants