Near net shape

Near net shape is an industrial manufacturing technique. The name implies that the initial production of the item is very close to the final (net) shape, reducing the need for surface finishing. Reducing traditional finishing such as machining or grinding eliminates more than two-thirds of the production costs in some industries.

ProcessesEdit

The following are various near-net-shape processes categorized by material.

CeramicsEdit

CompositesEdit

PlasticsEdit

MetalsEdit