The permanent (inelastic) distortion of metals under applied stresses that stain the material beyond its elastic limit. The ability of metals to flow in a plastic manner without fracture is the fundamental basis for all metal forming processes. Also called plastic deformation.
TRUMPF FABTECH 2014 Preview
See the products TRUMPF will have on display at FABTECH on Nov 11-13 in Atlanta. TRUMPF will introduce a wide array of new products and technologies, including the world premiere of the TruLaser 2030 fiber laser cutting machine, in addition to new laser cutting, punching and press brake technologies, laser marking, laser welding, and power tools. Visit our FABTECH web site: www.us.trumpf.com
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