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In production and technology, finishing is any type of division, length division or definition of application-specific end pieces and dimensions . The person who carries out this work is called the manufacturer .

The term comes from the textile industry. Ready-to-wear denotes the entrepreneur who sells finished clothing, formerly also the skilled worker who develops samples, monitors the cutting, right through to the packaging of the finished part. The terms clothing and clothing size usually refer to textiles.

Assembly was later transferred to similar work in other industrial sectors.

In particular, the term describes, for example:


  • Meyer's New Lexicon in eight volumes. VEB Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig, 1964/65, Volume 5, p. 1