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The process or art of shaping things out of metal.

met′al·work′er n.


(Metallurgy) the processing of metal to change its shape, size, etc, as by rolling, forging, etc, or by making metal articles
ˈmetalˌworker n


(ˈmɛt lˌwɜr kɪŋ)

the act or technique of making metal objects.
met′al•work`er, n.
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Noun1.metalworking - the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful mannermetalworking - the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
formation, shaping - the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
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provides process improvement services to the metal forming industry including the "big three" automotive manufacturers--General Motors, Ford Motor Company and DaimlerChrysler, as well as many of North America's largest lubricant manufacturers.
The book has a chapter on each of the principal industrial processes -- extrusions, castings, sheet metal forming, composites, glass and testing.