foundry vs metalworks what difference

what is difference between foundry and metalworks

English

Alternative forms

  • foundery (dated)

Etymology

From French fonderie.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: foun’drē, IPA(key): /faʊndɹi/
  • Rhymes: -aʊndɹi

Noun

foundry (countable and uncountable, plural foundries)

  1. A facility that melts metals in special furnaces and pours the molten metal into molds to make products. Foundries are usually specified according to the type of metal dealt with: iron foundry, brass foundry, etc.
  2. The act, process, or art of casting metals; founding.
  3. A plant that produces chips out of semiconductors in the microelectronics industry.

Synonyms

  • (semiconductor fabrication plant): fab

Derived terms

  • type foundry

Translations

Further reading

  • foundry on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • foundry (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology 1

Noun

metalworks

  1. plural of metalwork

Etymology 2

metal +‎ works

Noun

metalworks (plural metalworks)

  1. A factory where metal is processed.

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