What is metalworking?

As a sub-area of manufacturing technology, metalworking deals with the production and processing of shaped workpieces made of metal in accordance with pre-defined geometric parameters and their assembly into functional units. A distinction is made between the following methods:

  • chip removal processes (drilling, turning, grinding, milling, sawing, engraving, threading, etc.),
  • chipless processes (pouring, bending, hammering, embossing, forging, stamping, rolling, drawing etc.),
  • joining metalworking processes (welding, glueing, soldering, plating etc.).