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fabrication – A manufacturing process that transforms materials to make parts to go into an assembly.

Fabrication includes manufacturing processes (such as molding, machining, forming, or joining) and not assembly. Small businesses that specialize in metal fabrication are called fab shops. A semiconductor fabrication facility is called a wafer fab and makes integrated circuits (silicon chips).

See assembly line, manufacturing processes, respond to order (RTO).

facility layout – The physical organization of processes in a facility. image

The layout of a factory should minimize the total cost of moving materials between workcenters. Some processes must ...

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