Q.6: What about semi-permanent forms of manufacturing? For example, what if the manufacturing process I use to make the “part” consists of gluing two pieces of material together or a press fitting to form a single unassembled element, where the bond could be broken, but could later be reassembled with minimal impairment of design use?

A.6: Any type of manufacturing method that is not permanent (meaning the commodity could be disassembled without the destruction or impairment of the commodity’s design use), such as gluing or press fitting, would take the commodity outside the scope of the definition of "part," which would most likely mean the commodity is a "component."


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