Bonus sixth manufacturing process
Thanks to technological advancements, there is now a new method to add alongside the process types.
3D printing, first conceived in the 1980s, allows manufacturers to fabricate products from various composites and materials instead of the traditional use of physical labor or automation. Since the ’80s, this manufacturing process has seen an 875% growth in the last five years. Although it’s still in its infancy, 3D printing promises to be a potential avenue as a manufacturing technique in the future.
We hope this article clears up any misunderstandings you might have about the different types of manufacturing processes.
Once you’ve contemplated the types of manufacturing processes and decided which is most beneficial for your company, your next step will be finding an manufacturing software to help you manage your process. Get started with Katana Cloud Manufacturing and take advantage of our 14-day free trial to get your production up and running smoothly.
And until next time, happy manufacturing.