Metal Cutting Metal Shaping Metal Machining Non-Traditional Machining Non traditional machining methods have inherent P2 benefits and are typically divided into the following categories: Metalworking Fluids Metal Joining Surface/Substrate Treating (excluding organic and non-organic coatings) The following methods and processes are used in treating the surface of metal workpieces: Forklift Maintenance
As metal stock flows through the shop one of the first stop it makes is at processes that reduce the size of the stock to create individual workpieces. The most common cutting processes are:
When the metal stock is cut to desired dimensions the workpiece is now ready to be shaped. In metal shaping, the workpiece is formed into its desired geometries through the application of mechanical force. This process is typically called forming and the most common types of equipment to achieve a formed part are:
Metal workpieces are then machined to meet customer specifications. The machining process gives the workpiece its final geometry through the removal of metal by a number of processes including:
The category of nontraditional machining covers a broad range of technologies, including some that are used on a large scale, and others that are only used in unique or proprietary applications. These machining methods generally have higher energy requirements and slower throughputs than traditional machining, but have been developed for applications where traditional machining methods were impractical, incapable, or uneconomical.
Metalworking fluids perform numerous functions in metal fabrication and machining processes. Fluids provide the following:
Most metal fabrication and machine shops have processes that join metal parts together. The most common methods of joining metal parts are:
During the manufacture of fabricated metal parts, the surface (or substrate) of the metal workpiece is often treated in order to: protect the part from cracking; improve machinability; relieve stresses, enhance mechanical properties; provide impact resistance; and alter the electrical or magnetic properties of the substrate.
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Non traditional machining methods have inherent P2 benefits and are typically divided into the following categories:
Surface/Substrate Treating (excluding organic and non-organic coatings)
The following methods and processes are used in treating the surface of metal workpieces:
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