Materials Translation Services
Material is a form of matter that is found either naturally or created by humans. Materials are substances that do not have life. Materials are required to manufacture different types of products. The naturally available materials are gold, platinum, copper, cotton etc. and artificial materials include polyester, plastic, vinyl, ceramics, etc.
Materials are also denoted as raw materials for manufacturing of finished products. Like cotton is a raw material found naturally. It is than processed in thread manufacturing industry to produce threads. These threads are then woven to make cloth. The cloth is made of different types according to the requirement for manufacturing garments.
On the other hand, man-made raw materials like plastic or vinyl etc. are generally made in such a manner that they don’t need multiple processing but can be directly used for manufacturing of end products.
How to Handle Different Materials
With the different types of raw materials available one has to consider various factors like physical properties, alloy composition, easy availability and other such factors of raw materials before selecting the raw material for manufacturing of finished products. For example to manufacture wires for electrical applications the malleability and ductility of the raw material like copper needs to be considered.
Thus different types of manufacturing industries requiring different types of raw materials or finished materials need detail information about the raw material in local native language of the location where the manufacturing of products is carried out.
In modern times, when manufacturing processes have been outsourced to destinations with cheap labor and low operation cost, the raw materials also have to be supplied to the manufacturing units in these locations. Thus the raw material details have also to be translated to the native language of these destinations by a translator providing materials translation services.
Businesses involved in the trading of raw material from the source location to far off locations also needs the help of translators working in the field of materials translation. Take for instance teak wood; it is considered one of the best woods for manufacture of furnitures. The teak wood available in the Asian country Burma is very famous for its best quality along with durability. Local traders that are involved in export of this wood to various foreign destinations globally need translation of information like girth of the tree trunk, age of the tree and other factors that are demanded by the buyer in the language of the buyer. Thus if the buyer is an American naturally information available locally in Burma is not in English but it needs to be translated to English language before sending it to the potential American buyer.
As information related to materials involves some basic technicalities translators that aspire to serve in this specialty field of technical translation needs to have good knowledge of material sciences along with language skills to execute projects of materials translation accurately and to the satisfaction of the client.