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metal forming

[′med·əl ‚fȯrm·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Any manufacturing process by which parts of components are fabricated by shaping or molding a piece of metal stock.

Metal forming

Manufacturing processes by which parts or components are fabricated from metal stock. In the specific technical sense, metal forming involves changing the shape of a piece of metal. In general terms, however, it may be classified roughly into five categories: mechanical working, such as forging, extrusion, rolling, drawing, and various sheet-forming processes; casting; powder and fiber metal forming; electroforming; and joining processes. See Drawing of metal, Extrusion, Forging, Metal casting, Metal rolling, Powder metallurgy

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