upsetting test

upsetting test

[¦əp¦sed·iŋ ‚test]
(metallurgy)
A test used to identify the role of variables in forging, which demonstrates that the force to forge is a function of the strength of the material, coefficient of friction, and ratio of the lateral to thickness dimensions of the workpiece.
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