Firearms Manufacture

This discipline addresses how each part of the firearm is manufactured after it is designed.  It includes the starting point for each part, such as a billet or a forging; and then the fixturing, workholding, and tooling in order to make each cut which leads to a finished part.  Also included are the abrasive operations which clean up the part and the quality control operations to determine if the parts are usable.  Lastly, this includes the final assembly, quality control and proofing operations done before the firearm is placed in the stream of commerce.