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Aeronautics

The branch of science that deals with flight aerodynamics and with the operation of all types of aircraft.

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forge, forging

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming metal parts by heating the metal to a plastic state (nearly, but not quite melted) and hammering it to shape.

vacuum forming

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming parts from thermoplastic resin by using the weight of the atmosphere to apply pressure to the softened material. A sheet of thermoplastic material is placed above a female die and ...

hot-blow forming

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming sheet metal by forcing it into a die with argon gas whose pressure is computer-controlled to maintain the correct rate of strain of the metal.

isothermal forming

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming sheet metal by using heated dies of metal or ceramic.

hand forming

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming sheet metal parts by using a soft-faced hammer to shrink or stretch the metal. The metal may be formed over forming blocks or dies, or it may be shaped by hammering it into a ...

metal spinning

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming sheet metal. A disk of metal is clamped in a lathe in front of a male die whose shape is that of the inside of the part to be spun. The lathe is turned at a high speed, and the ...

roll threading

Aviation; Aeronautics

A method of forming threads on a bolt or rod by rolling the material to be threaded between grooved rollers. No material is removed when the threads are rolled, as it is when they are cut.

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