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17.7: Summary

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    The production of the vast majority of metallic objects at some stage involves one of these four deformation processes:

    • Rolling
    • Extrusion
    • Forging
    • Drawing

    The intention of this TLP is to introduce these four processes and to provide a brief description of their strengths, limitations and suitability for various applications.

    Going further


    • Lovatt A.M., Shercliff H.R. and Withers P.J. (2000), "Material Selection and Processing", CD-ROM and supporting booklets, Technology Enhancement Programme (part of Gatsby Technical Education Project), London.


    • Forging
      Different forging processes, including still graphics, animated sequences and videos.
    • Metal Forming Processes
      Various metal forming processes videos.

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