Outline of metalworking

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This article is a list of terms commonly used in the practice of metalworking – the science, art, industry, and craft of shaping metal.

Processes[edit]

The following is a categorical list of metalworking processes: operations, procedures, techniques, and other actions performed that pertain to or consist of metalworking.

Casting[edit]

Casting is the process of creating objects by filling a mold with molten metal and allowing it to cool.

Related terms

Forming[edit]

Forming is the process of reshaping metal without adding or removing material.

Cutting[edit]

Cutting is the process of reshaping metal by removing material.

Joining[edit]

Joining is the process of creating metal objects by combining pieces of material.

Finishing[edit]

Finishing covers all processes that affect the properties or performance of an object without affecting its form or structure.

Welding and soldering[edit]

Tools[edit]

Physical properties[edit]

Steel[edit]

Machine tool parts[edit]

Machine tool accessories[edit]

Other[edit]