Semifinished Material

Semifinished Material

 

in metallurgy, a liquid metal that is an intermediate obtained in the first stage of two-stage steel-melting processes, such as the duplex process. Unprocessed steel that is smelted in steel-melting units during nonfurnace metalworking processes (for example, during vacuum and synthetic slag processes) can be considered a semifinished material.

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The analysis of a part technologiticy in terms of its shape and technical conditions implies the determination of the shape and dimensions of the plane semifinished material of which the part is to be executed.
The laser beam passes through the transparent part virtually unimpeded and is converted into heat as it is absorbed by the absorbent semifinished material.
postponing the final configuration of a product later in the supply cycle when better demand information is available) and built-to-order operations allow for diversions of parts and semifinished material from surplus areas and products to satisfy shortages.
The biggest slice of the GNT pie--76 percent--consists of industrial wastes from pulp and paper, iron and steel, stone, clay, glass, concrete, food processing, textiles, plastics, and chemical manufacturing; water treatment; and other industries-in other words, from fabricating, synthesizing, modeling, molding, extruding, welding, forging, distilling, purifying, refining, and otherwise concocting the finished and semifinished materials of our manufactured world.
Ian Radforth recounts the organizational problems encountered by Robert Hay, a mid-nineteenth century Toronto furniture manufacturer, in managing the mill, forty-five miles away, that supplied raw and semifinished materials.