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Outline of metalworking

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This article is a list of terms commonly used in the practice of metalworking – the science, art, industry, and craft of shaping metal.

Processes

The following is a categorical list of metalworking processes: operations, procedures, techniques, and other actions performed that pertain to or consist of metalworking.

Casting

Casting is the process of creating objects by filling a mold with molten metal and allowing it to cool.

Related terms

Forming

Forming is the process of reshaping metal without adding or removing material.

Cutting

Cutting is the process of reshaping metal by removing material.

Joining

Joining is the process of creating metal objects by combining pieces of material.

Finishing

Finishing covers all processes that affect the properties or performance of an object without affecting its form or structure.

Welding and soldering

Tools

Physical properties

Steel

Machine tool parts

Machine tool accessories

Other

  • Draw
  • Hand scrape (flatness)
  • Pitch
  • Rivet
  • Blue brittleness
  • Etching
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