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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.


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


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

Related terms


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


Cutting is the process of reshaping metal by removing material.


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.

Welding and soldering


Physical properties


Machine tool parts

Machine tool accessories


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