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Metal production mills produce flat metal sheet and strip products into coil forms that are subjected to further fabrication for shape correction. This article provides a discussion on the principle of shape correction and describes the role of various fabrication processes in shape correction. These processes include flattening, leveling, slitting, and cut-to-length.

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L. Chen, Flattening, Leveling, Slitting, and Shearing of Coiled Product, Metalworking: Sheet Forming, Vol 14B, ASM Handbook, Edited By S.L. Semiatin, ASM International, 2006, p 46–56,

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