As technology has advanced, so too has manufacturing and the various processes involved. The result is more innovative and efficient means of production across almost every field. The materials that are consumed in these various applications have also expanded and become more sophisticated. That being said, there is a lot of room for improvement within these different aspects of manufacturing, especially in terms of sustainability and minimizing the environmental impact of material sourcing.
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