cold work

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cold work

n
(Metallurgy) the craft of shaping metal without heat
vb (tr)
(Metallurgy) to shape (metal) in this way
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Verb1.cold work - shape (metal) without heat
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
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The machine will feature capabilities for additive manufacture, machining, cold-work, metrology and inspection that will provide the optimum solution for the hybrid manufacturing of large engineering parts of high integrity, with cost benefits of more than 50% compared to conventional machining processes.
Mechanical properties become distinctly different in the directions parallel and perpendicular to the cold-work direction.
2004; Fatigue of cold-work tool steels: effect of heat treatment and carbide morphology on fatigue life formation, life and fracture surface observations; Metallurgical and materials transactions A; vol.