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Occupational medicine
The shaping of metal by use of local compressive forces.

Veterinary medicine
A gait fault that consists of the banging of a front toe of a horse’s back leg(s) into its front legs whilst galloping.

Vox populi
The falsification of documents, in particular signing the name of another as if it were one’s own.


n working or shaping heated metal.


an abnormality of gait in the horse in which the toe of a hind hoof hits the opposite front hoof while the horse is moving at the trot. Called also clicking or cross-firing.
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Today, the experts said, advances enable tooling divisions to produce never-seen-before tolerances in forging.
Tang has been worked on features required to simulate cold forging operations are discussed.
ONE of the Black Country's oldest established steel forging businesses is under new ownership following a management buyout which saw corporate law firm Hawkins Hatton act as lead advisers to the management team.
2003) Application of numerical software for wear analysis of warm forging die.
The understanding, knowledge, and experience in metallurgical and forging applications has placed Precision Technometal Industries and its products in an honourable and respectful category among the engineering industries in Pakistan.
After isothermal annealing (without protective atmosphere), shot blasting, and phosphate coating and lubrication, the part is finished by cold forging in two additional stages on a multistation press at rates of 60 pcs/min.
Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa[R] wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys.
Near net-shape forgings allow for thinner geometric features, more detail and tolerances to [+ or -] 0.
In addition, hydrogen-induced cracks (sometimes known as flakes or fisheyes), which can lead to failures, are less likely to occur in castings than in forgings unless the latter has been degassed.
As the UK's sole manufacturer of special cutting reapers for combine harvesters, Kimber Drop Forgings specialises in high precision components for the automotive, mining, rail and general engineering sectors.
Although microalloy forgings have been used in Europe, Japan, and elsewhere since the early 1970s, widespread application in the US has been deferred by forgers and end users alike, according to FIA.
We are pleased to announce this long-term agreement for aerospace structural forgings which enhances ATI's position in the aerospace supply chain," said Rich Harshman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Technologies.