Degree of physical match between two or more components.
Tooling designed to locate and hold components in position.
A process consisting of heating a desired area, usually localized, with an oxyacetylene torch or other type of high temperature flame and then quenched to produce a desired hardness.
Formed projection or rim of a part generally used for stiffness or assembly.
Flat or Matte
Coating surface which displays no gloss when observed at any angle; a perfectly diffused reflecting surface.
A two dimensional development that represents the part before it is formed into a three dimensional shape.
Round wire which has been reduced to a flat state with rounded edges.
Hardware which allows the threaded portion to move within its particular confines without rotating, to compensate for misalignment.
A drawing which superimposes the cross section contour of a roll formed part at each roll station, starting with the flat incoming material and ending with the desired profile. It depicts the anticipated flow of material in the forming process.
Series of rounded parallel grooves which shows on the surface of metals.
Flying Die Cutoff
The system used in rollforming to cut the formed shape to length in a continuous operation. Similar in action to a punch press, but designed to allow the die to move in line with the rollformed shape during the cutoff cycle, and to make a cut on the fly.
Follower Block Tail Block
This serves to clamp the work piece to the tool.
Anything visually unrelated to the true nature of the substance under examination.
A bend, or the process of bending a metalformed part.
A cam-operated motion used for lifting the mandrel or forming in an opposite plane.
Small flange bent at an angle from the body of a metal workpiece.
Operation converting a flat sheet metal workpiece into a three dimensional part. See, also Bending and Drawing.
Cam operated units used to drive tools on a slide forming machine.
A slide mounted tool used for bending on a slide forming machine.
Dimension between two forms on a part.
A machine, either horizontal or vertical, used to fabricate formed metal stampings and wire forms, by the action of four forming slides acting upon a stationary mandrel or center tool.
A device driven by a cam that is mounted on the front shaft on a slide forming machine used to severe the blank from the strip before forming.
The degree to which the designed part will perform to meet its intended purpose.
Fuse Welded Joint
Welding method without addition of a filler metal, used to generate little, if any eruption above the original surface level.