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.