nounRelated wordsCompare hot working with cold working, a process in which metal is shaped at a fairly low temperature. Cold working increases the metal's yield strength but makes it less ductile. (Mechanical engineering: Manufacturing and assembly) Hot working is a process in which a metal is shaped under pressure at a fairly high temperature. ⇒ Hot working of this material may be done in the temperature range of 2150 F to 1800 F. ⇒ Hot working improves the engineering properties of the workpiece because it replaces the microstructure with one that has fine spherical shaped grains. ⇒ Hot working is a process in which a metal is shaped under pressure at a fairly high temperature.
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