Component or end item comprising of a number of parts or subassemblies put together to perform a specific function and capable of disassembly without destruction.
Mechanical process of cutting, punching, or shearing of a piece of metal into a desired shape.
Method of joining pieces of metal by heating them with a flame and using a non-ferrous (commonly brass) filler having a melting point below that of the metals being joined. It is similar to soldering but requires much higher temperature, up to 900°C (1650°F).
Method in which a softened blank of a metal material is forced through a shaped metal piece or die to produce a continuous ribbon of the formed product.
Treating a surface with machining or polishing. Finish includes brightness, color (hue), and texture (smoothness).
Heating metal to a certain temperature and then cooling in a particular manner to alter its internal structure for obtaining desired degree of physical and mechanical properties such as brittleness, hardness, and softness.
Process in which metal is deposited on a metallic surface.
Coating with a substance that prevents rusting.
Forming metal coils or strips into shapes (blanks, embosses, and bends, for example) using a press (a single operation or a series of stages).
Altering the dimensions of an item using dies into which the item is forced.
Joining together (metal pieces or parts) by heating the surfaces to the point of melting using a blowtorch, electric arc, or other means, and uniting them by pressing or hammering, for example.