An overview of metals processing methods | Material Properties
Updated: Aug 16, 2020
Materials processing, the series of operations that transforms industrial materials from a raw-material state into finished parts or products.
Historically materials processing by hand is as old as mechanization which began with the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century principally in England.
Since then, metal processing methods, techniques have evolved, processes got faster, higher strengths steel can be achieved as well as different properties can be specified.
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The production of a metallic component is by casting of the molten metal into a mould. Most casting processes are used for the production of the initial metal ingot or near-finished shape (eg. I-beam) metals ready for the fabrication procedures.
Sand casting is characterized by using sand as the mould material.
Over 60% of all metal castings are produced via a sand casting process
Commonly used for hard but very brittle metals ( mainly for Aluminium Alloys)
Sand casting methods can have a very high quality of the completed product providing accurate dimensions to the finished surface of the metal.
2. Forging ( traditional hammering)
definition: manufacturing process involving the shaping of metals using localised compressive force (manual or mechanical)