The cutting action along a straight line to separate metal by two moving blades. Machines used for shearing are called squaring shears. In shearing, a narrow strip of metal is plastically deformed to the point where it fractures at the surfaces in contact with the blades. The fracture then propagates inward to provide complete separation. It is used for producing blanks.
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