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Outline of metalworking

Index Outline of metalworking

This article is a list of terms commonly used in the practice of metalworking. [1]

62 relations: Alloy steel, Anchor text, Anisotropy, Annealing (metallurgy), Anvil, Arbor press, Arc welding, Bandsaw, Brake (sheet metal bending), Carbon steel, Carburizing, Case-hardening, Chemical milling, Chuck (engineering), Collet, Crucible, Crystal twinning, Drill, Ductility, Forge, Forge welding, Forging, Foundry, Fracture, Furnace, Gas metal arc welding, Gas tungsten arc welding, Grain size, Grinding machine, Hardenability, Hardness, Hardy tool, Heat treating, High-speed steel, Indexing head, Indicator (distance amplifying instrument), Investment casting, Lathe, Leadscrew, Lost-foam casting, Lost-wax casting, Metalworking, Milling (machining), Molding sand, Oxy-fuel welding and cutting, Peening, Pickling (metal), Precipitation hardening, Pritchel, Refraction (metallurgy), ..., Rivet, Rotary table, Shaper, Shear (sheet metal), Sine bar, Smooth clean surface, Spindle (tool), Stainless steel, Tailstock, Tool steel, Vise, Work hardening. Expand index (12 more) »

Alloy steel

Alloy steel is steel that is alloyed with a variety of elements in total amounts between 1.0% and 50% by weight to improve its mechanical properties.

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Anchor text

The anchor text, link label, link text, or link title is the visible, clickable text in a hyperlink.

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Anisotropy

Anisotropy, is the property of being directionally dependent, which implies different properties in different directions, as opposed to isotropy.

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Annealing (metallurgy)

Annealing, in metallurgy and materials science, is a heat treatment that alters the physical and sometimes chemical properties of a material to increase its ductility and reduce its hardness, making it more workable.

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Anvil

An anvil is a metalworking tool consisting of a large block of metal (usually forged or cast steel), with a flattened top surface, upon which another object is struck (or "worked").

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Arbor press

An arbor press is a small hand operated press.

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Arc welding

Arc welding is a process that is used to join metal to metal by using electricity to create enough heat to melt metal, and the melted metals when cool result in a binding of the metals.

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Bandsaw

A bandsaw (also written band saw) is a saw with a long, sharp blade consisting of a continuous band of toothed metal stretched between two or more wheels to cut material.

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Brake (sheet metal bending)

A brake is a metalworking machine that allows the bending of sheet metal.

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Carbon steel

Carbon steel is a steel with carbon content up to 2.1% by weight.

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Carburizing

Carburizing, carburising (chiefly English), or carburization is a heat treatment process in which iron or steel absorbs carbon while the metal is heated in the presence of a carbon-bearing material, such as charcoal or carbon monoxide.

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Case-hardening

Case-hardening or surface hardening is the process of hardening the surface of a metal object while allowing the metal deeper underneath to remain soft, thus forming a thin layer of harder metal (called the "case") at the surface.

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Chemical milling

Chemical milling or industrial etching is the subtractive manufacturing process of using baths of temperature-regulated etching chemicals to remove material to create an object with the desired shape.

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Chuck (engineering)

A chuck is a specialized type of clamp.

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Collet

A collet is a subtype of chuck that forms a collar around an object to be held and exerts a strong clamping force on the object when it is tightened, usually by means of a tapered outer collar.

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Crucible

A crucible is a container that can withstand very high temperatures and is used for metal, glass, and pigment production as well as a number of modern laboratory processes.

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Crystal twinning

Crystal twinning occurs when two separate crystals share some of the same crystal lattice points in a symmetrical manner.

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Drill

A drill is a tool fitted with a cutting tool attachment or driving tool attachment, usually a drill bit or driver bit, used for boring holes in various materials or fastening various materials together.

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Ductility

Ductility is a measure of a material's ability to undergo significant plastic deformation before rupture, which may be expressed as percent elongation or percent area reduction from a tensile test.

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Forge

A forge is a type of hearth used for heating metals, or the workplace (smithy) where such a hearth is located.

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Forge welding

Forge welding (FOW) is a solid-state welding process that joins two pieces of metal by heating them to a high temperature and then hammering them together.

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Forging

Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces.

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Foundry

A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings.

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Fracture

A fracture is the separation of an object or material into two or more pieces under the action of stress.

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Furnace

A furnace is a device used for high-temperature heating.

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Gas metal arc welding

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding or metal active gas (MAG) welding, is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable wire electrode and the workpiece metal(s), which heats the workpiece metal(s), causing them to melt and join.

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Gas tungsten arc welding

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld.

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Grain size

Grain size (or particle size) is the diameter of individual grains of sediment, or the lithified particles in clastic rocks.

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Grinding machine

A grinding machine, often shortened to grinder, is any of various power tools or machine tools used for grinding, which is a type of machining using an abrasive wheel as the cutting tool.

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Hardenability

The hardenability of a metal alloy is the depth up to which a material is hardened after putting through a heat treatment process.

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Hardness

Hardness is a measure of the resistance to localized plastic deformation induced by either mechanical indentation or abrasion.

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Hardy tool

Hardy tools, also known as anvil tools or bottom tools, are metalworking tools used in anvils.

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Heat treating

Heat treating (or heat treatment) is a group of industrial and metalworking processes used to alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of a material.

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High-speed steel

High-speed steel (HSS or HS) is a subset of tool steels, commonly used as cutting tool material.

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Indexing head

An indexing head, also known as a dividing head or spiral head, is a specialized tool that allows a workpiece to be circularly indexed; that is, easily and precisely rotated to preset angles or circular divisions.

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Indicator (distance amplifying instrument)

In various contexts of science, technology, and manufacturing (such as machining, fabricating, and additive manufacturing), an indicator is any of various instruments used to accurately measure small distances and angles, and amplify them to make them more obvious.

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Investment casting

Investment casting is an industrial process based on lost-wax casting, one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques.

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Lathe

A lathe is a tool that rotates the workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with symmetry about that axis.

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Leadscrew

A leadscrew (or lead screw), also known as a power screw or translation screw,Bhandari, p. 202.

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Lost-foam casting

Lost-foam casting (LFC) is a type of evaporative-pattern casting process that is similar to investment casting except foam is used for the pattern instead of wax.

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Lost-wax casting

Lost-wax casting (also called "investment casting", "precision casting", or cire perdue in French) is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture (often silver, gold, brass or bronze) is cast from an original sculpture.

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Metalworking

Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.

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Milling (machining)

Milling is the machining process of using rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece by advancing (or feeding) the cutter into the workpiece at a certain direction.

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Molding sand

Molding sand, also known as foundry sand, is a sand that when moistened and compressed or oiled or heated tends to pack well and hold its shape.

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Oxy-fuel welding and cutting

Principle of the burn cutting Oxy-fuel welding (commonly called oxyacetylene welding, oxy welding, or gas welding in the U.S.) and oxy-fuel cutting are processes that use fuel gases and oxygen to weld and cut metals, respectively.

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Peening

Peening is the process of working a metal's surface to improve its material properties, usually by mechanical means, such as hammer blows, by blasting with shot (shot peening) or blasts of light beams with laser peening.

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Pickling (metal)

Pickling is a metal surface treatment used to remove impurities, such as stains, inorganic contaminants, rust or scale from ferrous metals, copper, precious metals and aluminum alloys.

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Precipitation hardening

Precipitation hardening, also called age hardening or particle hardening, is a heat treatment technique used to increase the yield strength of malleable materials, including most structural alloys of aluminium, magnesium, nickel, titanium, and some steels and stainless steels.

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Pritchel

A pritchel is a type of punch used in forging, particularly in making nail holes in horseshoes.

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Refraction (metallurgy)

In metallurgy, refraction is a property of metals that indicates their ability to withstand heat.

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Rivet

A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener.

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Rotary table

A rotary table is a precision work positioning device used in metalworking.

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Shaper

A shaper is a type of machine tool that uses linear relative motion between the workpiece and a single-point cutting tool to machine a linear toolpath.

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Shear (sheet metal)

There are many types of shears used to shear sheet metal.

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Sine bar

A sine bar consists of a hardened, precision ground body with two precision ground cylinders fixed at the ends.

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Smooth clean surface

Smooth clean surface (SCS) is a process applied to hot rolled sheet metal and coils to remove nearly all mill scale and clean the steel surface.

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Spindle (tool)

In machine tools, a spindle is a rotating axis of the machine, which often has a shaft at its heart.

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Stainless steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.

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Tailstock

Tailstock used for drilling A tailstock, also known as a foot stock, is a device often used as part of an engineering lathe, wood-turning lathe, or used in conjunction with a rotary table on a milling machine.

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Tool steel

Tool steel refers to a variety of carbon and alloy steels that are particularly well-suited to be made into tools.

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Vise

A vise (American English) or vice (British English) is a mechanical apparatus used to secure an object to allow work to be performed on it.

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Work hardening

Work hardening, also known as strain hardening, is the strengthening of a metal or polymer by plastic deformation.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_metalworking

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