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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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Summaries cover the tools of forging, their uses, and the essential equipment in the work space; the differences among free-form forging, drop forging, industrial, hot work, and cold work; the steps of the process, such as bending, joining, riveting, welding, chiseling off, and splitting; and the chemistry of iron and steel.
"Cold work is supposed to be a plastically deformation of metal by temperature that are low relative to its melting point.
He started work on the project on May 1 last year and around 35 to 40 men a day are now busy transforming the 1929 City Pool - which replaces an earlier swimming baths on the site - and it's become increasingly cold work over the winter months.
He started work on the project on May 1 last year and around 35 to 40 workers a day are now busy transforming the 1929 City Pool - which replaced a previous swimming baths facility on the site - and it's become increasingly cold work over the winter months.
There are several types of work permits utilized in industry; some examples include confined space, cold work, hot work, excavation, height, or electrical permits.
| It was cold work for the anglers who took part in the Sunday Open on the Match Lake at White Springs.
Microhardness maps of the plastically deformed region indicate a high degree of cold work. The extent of cold work qualitatively correlated to the fatigue life of the three joint types.
SLD-i cold work tool steel has been developed to address these demands; the material, according to Diehl Tool Steel (diehlsteel.
Because this strength increase is comparable to that of heat treatment, it can be more cost effective to cold work a weaker, less costly metal than it is to hot work a more expensive one--especially when a precision finish is required.
As Moniz explains, cold work results in anisotropic behavior in metals.
"It was cold work. We had to fight the cold and sleet to get the work done, but we did it."