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Many information can be found in aluminium-manual, which is being completely revised and will soon be available. In the meantime, please use our glossary for useful word explanations.
- Deep drawing
Sheet metal forming process in which a sheet metal blank is radially drawn into a forming die without altering the sheet thickness.
Removing lubricants such as rolling oils coolant fluids, e.g. through hot steam or immersion, or rinsing in warm soap solutions
- Die block
Tool that narrows in direction of pull, which shapes the metal that passes through it; also known as the matrix.
- Die-cast alloy
Casting alloy that is forced under high pressure into a mould cavity.
Error in semi-finished rolled products in the shape of a middle split.
- Drop forging
Process in which a metal is hammered (forged) between the stationary part and the moving (dropping) part of a two-piece hollow metal die.
Property of a material to deform under tensile stress before it breaks.