Taxonomy: Mass-Reducing

Taxonomy Path

Sub Processes

  • Mechanical Reducing
  • Thermal Reducing
  • Chemical Reducing



Mass-reducing shaping processes shape a workpiece by removing mass/material from it.


Overview of Process

Mass-reducing shaping processes are those that shape a workpiece, and in the process cause it to have a lower mass, most often by removing material.


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.