Engineering

Engineers introduce the Oreometer

When you twist open an Oreo cookie to get to the creamy center, you're mimicking a standard test in rheology—the study of how a non-Newtonian material flows when twisted, pressed, or otherwise stressed. MIT engineers have ...

Business

Taiwan's TSMC reports record first-quarter revenue

Taiwanese tech giant TSMC posted record revenue for the first three months of the year Thursday as demand soared for chips used in everything from smartphones and cars to missiles.

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers protecting solar technologies from cyberattack

New research from the University of Georgia suggests a novel approach to safeguarding one possible target of a cyberattack—the nation's solar farms. In a study published in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, a team in UGA's ...

Automotive

War in Ukraine rattles auto parts industry

Ukraine's car parts industry, which supplies many vehicle manufacturers in western European, has taken a battering since the Russian invasion one month ago.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such 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 – the "consumers".

Manufacturing takes turns under all types of economic systems. In a free market economy, manufacturing is usually directed toward the mass production of products for sale to consumers at a profit. In a collectivist economy, manufacturing is more frequently directed by the state to supply a centrally planned economy. In free market economies, manufacturing occurs under some degree of government regulation.

Modern manufacturing includes all intermediate processes required for the production and integration of a product's components. Some industries, such as semiconductor and steel manufacturers use the term fabrication instead.

The manufacturing sector is closely connected with engineering and industrial design. Examples of major manufacturers in North America include General Motors Corporation, General Electric, and Pfizer. Examples in Europe include Volkswagen Group, Siemens, and Michelin. Examples in Asia include Toyota, Samsung, and Bridgestone.

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