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This article discusses the mechanics, surface preparation and principles of metal forming operations such as drawing, bending (draw bending, compression bending, roll bending, and stretch bending), spinning, and straightening of bars, tubes, wires, rods and structural shapes. The article also discusses the machines and tools, including dies and mandrels, and lubricants used for these metal forming operations.

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1998. "Forming of Bars, Tube, and Wire", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, 2nd Ed., Joseph R. Davis

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