Glossary

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Term Definition
Ram

The traveling plate onto which one part of a stamping die is mounted in a press. Also referred to as the slide.

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Rib

A long V-shaped or radiused indentation. It is used to strengthen large sheet metal panels.

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Rust

The reddish material that form on iron or its alloys resulting from exposure to water/humidity or chemical attack. It mainly consists of hydrated iron oxide.

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