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Metal Forming

Metal forming is a general term for a large group, that includes a wide variety of manufacturing processes. Metal forming processes are characteristic in that the metal being processed is plastically deformed to shape it into a desired geometry. In order …
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How Many Types of Welding Are There?

Metal welding is the process of permanently joining two pieces of metal or plastic together. Several methods of welding exist for different purposes. Most use extreme heat to melt the the two materials together. Some use alternative means such as …
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How Automotive Metal Cutting Works

The great artist Michelangelo is reported to have said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” That’s fine if you’re sculpting marble with a chisel, but what …
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How to Choose, Cut, and Bend Sheet Metal

Thinking of building an enclosure for your latest project? Or maybe you’re working on a giant robot to terrorize the neighborhood? Chances are, sheet metal will play a part. Sheet metal comes in all manner of varieties and sizes. Here …
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Types of Welding Metals

There are a number of different types of metals which are acceptable for welding. It is important to know how to weld specific welding metal types so that you have the correct welding equipment on hand to properly get the …
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Sheet Metal Cutting Process

Whether you are cutting sheet metal in a factory or in your home workshop, your goal is to separate the sheet or remove a part of the sheet to obtain one or more usable parts. Like most jobs, the method …
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