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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stretcher leveling

The flattening of metal sheets by stretching them mechanically.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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