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Metalworking: Bulk Forming

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Introduction to Bulk-Forming Processes

S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
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3 - 10
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February 28, 2006


Metalworking is one of the three major technologies used to fabricate metal products. This article tabulates the classification of metal forming processes. It discusses different types of metalworking equipment, including rolling mills, ring-rolling machines, and thread-rolling and surface-rolling machines. The article outlines the significant characteristics of pressing-type machines: load and energy characteristics, time-related characteristics, and accuracy characteristics. It summarizes different specialized processes such as advanced roll-forming methods, equal-channel angular extrusion, incremental forging, and microforming. The article describes the thermomechanical processing of nickel- and titanium-base alloys and concludes with information on the advancements in process simulation.

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S.L. Semiatin, 2005. "Introduction to Bulk-Forming Processes", Metalworking: Bulk Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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