stretcher leveling

stretcher leveling

[′strech·ər ′lev·ə·liŋ]
(metallurgy)
Removing warp and distortion from a piece of metal by gripping it at each end and subjecting it to stress beyond the yield strength. Also known as patent leveling.

stretcher leveling

The flattening of metal sheets by stretching them mechanically.
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Eric FrItsche, TMW vice president of processing, said the facility will offer "important value-added services to Big River Steel customers, including stretcher leveling, and our property will allow us to double our building as volumes increase.