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The following is a categorical list of metalworking processes: operations, procedures, techniques, and other actions performed that pertain to or consist of metalworking.
Main article: Casting
Casting is the process of creating objects by filling a mold with molten metal and allowing it to cool.
- in art: Lost-wax
- Permanent mold
- Plaster mold
- Semi-solid metal
- Shaw process
- Shell molding
- Related terms
Main article: Forming (metalworking)
Forming is the process of reshaping metal without adding or removing material.
- Hot working
- Cold working
Main article: Cutting (metalworking)
Cutting is the process of reshaping metal by removing material.
Main article: Joining (metalworking)
Joining is the process of creating metal objects by combining pieces of material.
Finishing covers all processes that affect the properties or performance of an object without affecting its form or structure.
- Heat treating
- Mass finishing
Main article: List of welding processes
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