Taxonomy: Shaping

Taxonomy Path

  • Manufacturing Processes
    • Shaping
    • Non Shaping
    • Additive Manufacturing

Sub Processes



Shaping processes are designed to alter the shape of the workpiece by forming or deforming it. This is in opposition to nonshaping processes, which alter not the shape, but certain properties of the workpiece.


Additional Notes

This is a classification process, not a end-node process. Specifying the detailed end-node process required will produce a better RfD search result.


Process Illustration


Todd, Allen and Alting. “Fundamental Principles of Manufacturing Processes”. 1994.