Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into usable products. Manufacture is derived from the Latin words “manu” and “factus,” meaning “made by hand.” Most objects that people use every day are the result of manufacturing. In this video, we learn about the origin of the word manufacture and what goes into the manufacture of a product. A ballpoint pen is disassembled to illustrate its many components, how those parts contribute to the function or the look of the product, and the materials used to make them. This video explores manufacturing as an integral part of our lives and asks pertinent questions: How does manufacturing affect us? Can you find anything around you that hasn't been manufactured?
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