Related Glossary Terms
Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.
Brad Laux, director of metalworking strategy at W.W. Grainger Inc., discusses how the company fits into the production floor at customer facilities. He also outlines a new study about the metalworking industry. For more information, visit www.grainger.com/content/metalworking.