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Molding (process)

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Molding or moulding (see spelling differences) is the process of manufacturing by shaping liquid or pliable raw material using a rigid frame called a mold or matrix. [1]

27 relations: Actuator, American and British English spelling differences, Blow molding, Case (goods), Casting, Ceramic, Compression molding, Extrusion, Furniture, Glass, Household goods, Injection moulding, Lamination, Manufacturing, Matrix molding, Metal, Moldmaker, Plastic, Powder metallurgy, Reaction injection molding, Release agent, Rotational molding, Sintering, Spin casting, Thermoforming, Transfer molding, Vacuum forming.


An actuator is a component of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism or system, for example by opening a valve.

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American and British English spelling differences

Many of the differences between American and British English date back to a time when spelling standards had not yet developed.

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Blow molding

Blow molding (BrE moulding) is a specific manufacturing process by which hollow plastic parts are formed and can be joined together: It is also used for forming glass bottles or other hollow shapes.

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Case (goods)

A case of some merchandise is a collection of items packaged together.

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Casting is a manufacturing process in which a liquid material is usually poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify.

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A ceramic is a non-metallic solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.

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Compression molding

Compression Molding is a method of molding in which the moulding material, generally preheated, is first placed in an open, heated mould cavity.

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Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile.

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Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools, and sofas), eating (tables), and sleeping (e.g., beds).

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Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics.

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Household goods

Household goods are goods and products used within households.

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Injection moulding

Injection moulding (British English) or injection molding (American English) is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into a mould.

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Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials.

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Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.

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Matrix molding

Matrix molding or matrix transfer molding is a technique often used during molding.

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A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity.

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A moldmaker (mouldmaker in British English) or molder is a skilled trades worker who makes molds for use in metalworking and other manufacturing industries.

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Plastic is material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable and so can be molded into solid objects.

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Powder metallurgy

Powder metallurgy (PM) is a term covering a wide range of ways in which materials or components are made from metal powders.

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Reaction injection molding

Reaction injection molding (RIM) is similar to injection molding except thermosetting polymers are used, which requires a curing reaction to occur within the mold.

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Release agent

A release agent (also mold release agent, release coating, or mold release coating) is a chemical used to prevent other materials from bonding to surfaces.

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Rotational molding

Rotational Molding (BrE moulding) involves a heated hollow mold which is filled with a charge or shot weight of material.

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Clinker nodules produced by sintering Sintering is the process of compacting and forming a solid mass of material by heat or pressure without melting it to the point of liquefaction.

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Spin casting

Spin casting, also known as centrifugal rubber mold casting (CRMC), is a method of utilizing centrifugal force to produce castings from a rubber mold.

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Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product.

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Transfer molding

Transfer molding (BrE moulding) is a manufacturing process where casting material is forced into a mold.

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Vacuum forming

Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, where a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced against the mold by a vacuum.

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