The act or process of giving form or shape to anything; as, in shipbuilding, the exact shaping of partially shaped timbers.
Part of the turning process in glove manufacture. Enhances the appearance and straightens seams that otherwise might cause discomfort.
The portion of the glass fiber production process where the fibers are drawn, attenuated from molten glass, and collected in forming cakes.
The process of changing the shape of sheet metal by the application of load, ie in presswork or metal spinning.
(v) A process in which components are held together by virtue of their shape. This is the least expensive fastening method, and it may or may not be permanent. Heating and air conditioning ductwork is held together by forming the sheet metal.
The use of metal or wood forms to create the proper placement of concrete. The forming process channels the concrete into the desired shape and thickness. See corner forms, filler forms, flexible forms, keyway forms, placement, radius forms, reversible forms, straight forms, slurry, tilt-up forms, tilt-up reversible forms, and transition forms.
The shaping of sheetmetal by bending, uniaxial stretching, biaxial stretching, compression, or a combination thereof.
Changing the shape of metal except by shearing or blanking without intentionally altering its thickness.
the action of making a sheet of paper by dipping the mould into a vat of pulp, the water drains through the cover leaving the pulp on the surface.
In battery manufacturing, formation is the process of charging the battery for the first time. Electrochemically, formation changes the lead oxide paste on the positive grids into lead dioxide and the lead oxide paste on the negative grids to metallic sponge lead.
A production process by which the shape of a material is changed without adding or removing anything (e.g., reshaping plastic, bending wire).
This is the processing of molten liquid glass into the basic shape of the end product. Typical forming processes include blowing and pressing, but for sheet glass the typical forming processes include, float forming and various downdraw processes, such as Corningâ€(tm)s proprietary Fusion process.
The process whereby the current shape of a plastic is transformed to another desired configuration.
The shaping of hot glass.
The process of applying mechanical pressure to a metal component in order to produce the desired three-dimensional form. Thin metal is sheet-formed; solid metal pieces are massive-formed.
Electro-chemical process of making pasted grid or other plate, types into storage battery plates. (Often confused with Developing.)
The procedure in which an existing shape of a plastic is changed to another preferred one.
A process in which the shape of plastic pieces such as sheets, rods or tubes are changed to a desired configuration.
Operation converting a flat sheet metal workpiece into a three dimensional part. See, also "Bending" and "Drawing".
A process that brings about a change in the shape of stainless steel by the application of force (i.e. cold forming, hot forming, wire forming).
Rouging out, shaping timbers or structural shapes for fabrication.
processing procedure where the metal is shaped by bending or stretching the metal into an engineered shape. Sheet mill products are typically used for this process.
The operation of converting a flat sheet metal workpiece into a three dimensional part.
Process of shaping and developing/arranging.
The process by which a material is bent to provide the required shape of a terminal. This is done after the terminals have been blanked and plated. In pre-plated materials, blanking and forming are performed in the same die in one process.
The plastic deformation of a billet or a blanked sheet between tools (dies) to obtain the final configuration. Metalforming processes are typically classified as bulk forming and sheet forming. Also referred to as metalworking. Making any change in the shape of a metal piece which does not intentionally reduce the metal thickness and which produces a useful shape.