Metal Manufacturing Processes

Casting Processes: Metal casting processes involve pouring molten metal into a mold cavity where, once solid, the metal take on the shape of the cavity. They can be divided into two categories based on the type of mold:

Deformation Processes
: Deformation processes include metal forming and sheet metalworking processes. These processes use plastic deformation resulting from the use of a tool that applies stresses to the piece which exceed the yield stress of the metal. There are two types of deformation processes:

Material Removal Processes
: These processes remove extra material from the workpiece in order to achieve the desired shape and include:

Joining and Assembly Processes: In these operations multiple parts are connected either permanently or semipermanently to form a new entity.

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