What is EXPLOSIVE FORMING?

One of a range of high-energy rate- forming processes by which parts are formed at a rapid rate by extremely high pressures. Low and high explosives are used in variations of the explosive forming process; with the former, known as the cartridge system, the expanding gas is confined; with the latter, the gas need not be confined and pressure of up to one million atmospheres may be attained. See electrohydraulic forming,


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