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Metal Forming from the Ancient to the Most Exotic standard

Metal Forming has been done for thousands of years. From early man making knives and spear heads from iron meteorites, found on the ground from falls, and bronze items both artistic and functional. Some of the earliest metal forming was from native gold and silver, examples being discovered in Egyptian tombs, Etruscan, and Viking burial sites and Aztec, Mayan, and Peru archeological excavations. Weapons such as swords made by the Japanese were incredibly advanced. Metal Forming methods ranged from, hot and cold forging to casting were employed. During the Industrial Revolution, more sophisticated methods were discovered and created. Casting and Forging processes aided the on-coming of mass production. Machining techniques became more mechanized and turning lathes, and milling machines came ...

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