Classification of manufacturing processes

I found this neat list of manufacturing processes in the book “Extraterrestrial Materials Processing and Construction”. I figured I’d post it because it might be useful at some point. I’ll also be adding to it as I find stuff.

  • Particle separation processes (to produce richer feedstock from raw materials)
    • Magnetic
    • Electrostatic
    • Sieving
    • Crushing
    • Vibration
  • Volatile recovery processes
    • Heating
    • Melting
    • Oxidizing conditions
    • Reducing conditions
  • Chemical processes to extract resources from mineral compounds
    • HF acid leach
    • Ammonium salt fusion
    • Mixed acid leach
    • Melting
    • Oxidizing conditions
    • Reducing conditions
  • Kinematic
    • Fiber operations
      • Felting
      • Paper
      • Textiles
    • Particulate operations
      • Mixing
      • Conveying
      • Clustering
      • Dispersing
    • Fluid operations
      • Mixing
      • Pumping
      • Heating
      • Cooling
      • Phase separations
    • Discrete operations
      • Small scale assembly
  • Forming
    • Hot
      • Casting
      • Forging
      • Powder metallurgy
      • Sintering
      • Hot rolling
      • Bending
    • Cold
      • Extruding
      • Bending
      • Punching
      • Drawing
      • Machining
      • Grinding
      • Cold molding
    • Unconventional
      • Electromagnetic
  • Surface treatment
    • Removal
      • Washing
      • Etching
      • Electropolishing
    • Addition
      • Coating
      • Plating
      • Anodizing
    • Modification
      • Bonding
      • Hardening
      • Shot peening
  • Internal treatment
    • Interval heating
      • Resistance
      • Induction
      • Dielectric
    • Irradiation
      • X-ray
      • Gamma ray
      • Electron beam
      • Ultraviolet
    • Miscellaneous
      • Magnetic poling
      • Ultrasonic
  • Bonding
    • Hot
      • Welding
      • Brazing
      • Soldering
    • Cold
      • Adhesives
      • Chemical bonding
      • Ultrasonic welding
    • Unconventional
      • Explosive
      • Electromagnetic
  • Large scale assembly
    • Reduced gravity (Lunar surface)
    • Microgravity (Orbital)

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