When people are taught how metal making works, the following process is usually part of the training program. Each process requires a degree of practice and skill to master, and the tools and machines required are often expensive and consume sufficient workspace. However, every metal-making process can be used to cut, drill, fold and weld the strongest material on earth.
Perhaps the most common metalworking process involves cutting, in which a sheet of metal is divided in half, a third or less. In many applications, the metal being cut is newly made and has not yet been shaped into any particular shape. In other applications, preformed metals such as bars and measuring panels are submitted for cutting.
One of the more complex processes involved in metalworking involves folding, which is the adjustment of the metal surface into an angled shape. In some folding applications, the goal is to fold the metal surface at a 90 degree Angle, or something more blunt or blunt. However, due to the complexity of the whole process, folding may only take place in a facility equipped with specific high-tech equipment.
Along with cutting, welding is one of the most popular metalworking processes among craft lovers. Welding is the process of joining two separate metal parts together. The parts used in welding applications can be sheets, panels, rods or shapes – it really doesn’t matter as long as the parts are made of metal. Welding can be done by a variety of methods and tools.
When a machine is used to remove part of a piece of metal, the process is called machining. Typically, this process takes place on a lathe, where the metal is rotated and then the edges are trimmed to cut the workpiece into the desired shape or size. In other machining applications, one or a group of holes will be formed directly through the metal surface.
When a hole is formed in a piece of metal, the process involved involves punching, in which the metal is placed under a mold and then punched through a drill bit. For the punch to be the correct size, the circumference of the drill must pass through the die correctly. Depending on the intent of a given application, punching can be divided into one of two subcategories.
For pieces of metal that need to be cut for a long time, this process is called shearing. In some cases, the sheet is fed horizontally through a metal cutter. In other applications, a cutting tool is applied vertically to the length of a flat sheet of metal. Shearing is usually used to trim the edges of metal plates, but the process can be done anywhere in the metal.
Stamping is not the only process that uses a mold to make metal. In some applications, however, the aim is not to form a whole, but to elevate a portion of the metal plate without penetrating it. For such applications, the stamping process is used to form specific shapes, letters, or images within a metal plate or panel. In fact, metal stamping is similar to relief carving in wood or marble.
One of the oldest forms of metal making involves casting, in which molten metal is poured into a mold and solidified into a specific shape. As one of the most flexible methods of metal manufacturing, casting is ideal for the manufacture of a wide range of complex shapes. In some cases, casting provides a solution to manufacturing problems that would otherwise be solved by several other methods, such as assembly parts that need to be folded, cut, and stamped. The most common metals used in this application include steel, iron, gold, copper, silver and magnesium.
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