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Material processing

Materials processing is part of the materials cycle. There are many ways to process materials. Processes can be created to give materials different structures and properties. Below are three major methods of processing with the typical materials that use the methods:
  • Casting (liquid metals and semisolids polymers)
  • Powder Processing (metals and ceramics in powder form)
  • Bulk Deformation Processing (metals in bulk or sheet form)

Some examples of the above methods are as follows:

Sand casting is a example of a casting Process.

Powder injection moulding is an example of a powder processing.

Closed die forging is an example of a bulk deformation process.

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