Manufacturing and processing are two words that go hand in hand but have different roles. You need to understand both to get the knowledge of how the factories and other industrial plants work that produce the goods we use. Of course, the average person doesn’t really think about this. They know that they have a quality product from the buyer that they got it from and nothing else matters. However, if you work in a factory environment that requires manufacturing and processing, it would be foolish to say it doesn’t. This is your job, and it should not be taken lightly. People truly should understand both of these and what they offer to the products we buy.
Let us look at the true definition of manufacturing. If this is your line of work than you are turning raw materials that you get into goods and products for consumers to use. An example of a product that comes mind are vehicles. They take metal and other items such as fiber glass to make the parts needed to put a car, truck, or SUV together. Also, another easy example would be toys. Manufacturers take raw plastic to make popular toys such as girl dolls. Other examples are appliances, furniture, kitchenware, and airplanes. So basically, it’s everything. What we use daily has to be manufactured. The goods that come forth are tangible and are ready for use to be distributed to the stores for sell to the customers. In order for that to happen you need both factory workers and machines to help bring about the creation of the product. Without the manufacturing process, we would no way of using the raw materials that are collected. So, it’s important that look at this process with an appreciation and to the industrial workers that make it happen. An example of any plant would be EDM Manufacturing Services.
Looking at the definition of processing, converting the raw materials into the goods by using certain methods such as your hands or machines. It’s the process itself that you are using to do this. In order for a machine to process the good, a worker has to use the machine to do it. For example, if you were cutting a piece of paper, in order for the part to get cut, you would need to pick up the scissors to cut the paper in order to produce to product as cut paper. The processing can be both tangible and intangible. However, it takes people working in the factory to turn the raw material into something. It is considered utility to the consumer once it’s produced.
So, there is the difference between manufacturing and processing. The next product you get, take a good look at it. Get to know the differences for yourself. That way you will understand what factory workers are giving you. We would all have greater understanding and appreciation for their continuous hard work.