Lesson 4 focuses on the production processes and the characteristics of each. There are many different processes involved in manufacturing. These process can occur in the same facility or in different facilities. Students should have a knowledge of these various processes and what they involve. This will help students know the different opportunities and processes available in manufacturing facilities. (Slides 18-40; pgs. 186-195, 220-248)
YouTube video showing many of the processes –
The processes include:
-Assembly (weld, screw, glue)
-Cut, bend, machine, and mold mats. into products
-Involves changing the nature of ingredients by
applying heat or pressure, by mixing or
separating, or through chemical reactions.
-Bottled water is forced
through filters to remove
impurities (solids) [separating]
-Combines Discrete & Process manufacturing
-Manufacturing a Book
4. Continuous Production
-Continuously making the same or similar products over a long period of time with no interruptions.
– To produce a product specifically for a single customer.
-Shape materials into products from a liquid
-Cut and shape materials, and add detail.
-Strengthens materials using heat, pressure, or chemicals
Enhances the appearance and protects product.
Examples: Sanding, buffing, polishing, coating
Join parts by using heat, adhesives, or fasteners
Examples: Welding, Bonding, Mechanical Fastening (screws, nails, rivets)
– Separate liquid parts from solid parts.
-Mechanical (centrifuge – washing machine)
-Chemical (decaffeinated coffee)
To blend ingredients together
You can introduce students to the processes using the powerpoint slides and have them take notes. You could also assign pairs or groups of students various processes and have them research each process and present the information to the class. You could then wrap up or review the processes with the powerpoint slides after students present.
Production Processes Quizlet – https://quizlet.com/_2eevvf
Have students pick an industry of their choice/interest and identify the production processes involved in the industry.