Origins of manufacturing
back to 5000 - 4000 BC and began with the production of various articles
made of wood, stone, ceramic and metal. The materials and processes first
used to shape those products by casting and hammering have been gradually
developed over the centuries, using new materials and more complex
operations, at increasing rates of production and higher levels of quality.
The first materials
used for making household utensils and ornamental objects included metals
such as iron, copper and gold. These were followed by silver, lead, tin,
bronze and brass. The production of steel in about AD 600-800 was a major
development. Since then a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
have been developed.
used in the manufacture of advanced products, such as computers and manned
spacecraft, include engineered or custom-made materials with unique
properties, such as ceramics, reinforced plastics, composite materials and
specially alloyed metals.
manufacturing processes are focused on better utilization of raw materials
and energy, integration of design and manufacturing activities requiring the
invention of appropriate new manufacturing processes and techniques,
unmanned production dependent on efficient and reliable control of various
processes including intelligent processing, and the adaptation of new
materials in industrial production.
Such advances in
manufacturing processes allow us to apply our intellect and reach far beyond
our physical limits, making possible many new products that promise to
improve the quality and convenience of modern living.
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U.S. Pat. 6,869,624 - "Process
for stabilizing Aloe Vera gel"
U.S. Pat. 6,860,989 - "Make-up
water re-circulation in slurry processing unit"
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- "Test mounting for grid array packages"
"Production of substrates for data bearing films"
- "Fabrication of vinyl coated pool chair"
- "Process for transforming halogenated refrigerant gases"
- "Method for decomposing solid waste materials"
5,536,206 - "Articulated duct fume collection and exhaust system"
- "Dual belt conveyor with product isolation"
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