explosive forming


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explosive forming

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(Metallurgy) engineering a rapid method of forming a metal object in which components are made by subjecting the metal to very high pressures generated by a controlled explosion
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If explosive forming with its rapid pressure build-up and greater volume flow is used, the film is distributed faster and more evenly in the thermoforming die than with a standard forming system.
Explosive forming has been used in past in rocket and aviation technology for forming sizable structural parts, in rail transport and many other branches of human activity.
Several shaping techniques have been investigated including mechanical expansion operations, rheoforming and an explosive forming process.

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