Glossary

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Term Definition
Perforating

The punching of multiple holes, often identical and arranged in a regular pattern, in a sheet, blank, or formed part. The holes are often round, but could be of any shape.

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phosphating

The process of forming an phosphate coating on metal by immersion in an aqueous phosphate solution.

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PLM

Product Lifecycle Management.

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POB

Plane of bend. The orientation of a bend in relation to the axis of the straight section preceding it. Used specifically for changes of plane in successive bends.

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