flame straightening

flame straightening

[′flām ‚strāt·ən·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Correcting distorted structural metal to a straight form by local application of a gas-flame heat.
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Lipton has spent nearly 40 years in metalworking trades, and he offers these shop- tested tips and trade secrets for metal fabricators interested in "furthering the art." The author uses nearly 1000 color photographs to illustrate specific methods and techniques for setting up a proper workplace, using milling machines and lathes, working with precision CNC equipment, welding, flame straightening and using abrasive tools for shaping and finishing.