Glossary of Terms

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Source: PMA Design Guidelines

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2D
3D

A
Abrasion Resistance
Abrasive
Abrasive Media
Acidic Etching
Adaptor
Air Bending
Air Hardening Steel
Alloys
Alodine
Aluminum Alloy
Aluminum Oxide
Annealed
Annealing, Full
Anode
Anodizing
Archive
Arcs
Artificially Aged
ASCII
Austempering
Austenite
Austenitic Stainless Steel
AutoCAD
Automatic Spinning
Auxiliary Slide

B
Back Gauge
Banding, Metallic or Non-Metallic
Bar Coding
Bark
Barrel Tumbling
Basecoat
Bed
Belt Sanding
Bend Radius
Bend Relief
Bending
Bi-Planar
bis
Blank
Blanking
Bleed-Out
Blind End Fastener
Blind Fastener
Blind Rivet
Bottoming
Bow Distortion
bps
Brass
Break-Off
Breakout
Bridges
Bright Annealing
Brinnell Hardness Testing
Brushing or Etching
Buffing
Burnish
Burr
Burr Direction
Burr Height
Burr Rollover
Burr-Free
Bus Bar Copper
Butt

C
CAD
Cadmium Plating
Cam
CAM
Cam Chart
Cam Trim
Camber
Capillary Action
Carbon Steel
Carbonitriding
Carburizing
Case
Case Hardening
Cathode
Cellular Dividers
Center
Center Tool
Chain Dimensioning
Checks
Chemical Etching
Chromate
Chromate Conversion
Circle
Clad Shape
Clamp Marks
Clinch Fastener
Clock-Spring Material
CNC
CNC Turret Press
Coat
Coating System
Co-Engineering
Coil Breaks (Crossbreak)
Coining
Cold Rolled Steel
Cold Weld
Cold Worked
Cold Working
Collapsible Tool (Segmented)
Color
Color Chips
Color Match
Commercial Grade
Communications Software
Compound Die
Compress
Concealed Head Fastener
Concentricity
Conditional Match
Conductive Paint
Conductivity
Connecting Lines
Continuous Radius
Continuous Wave
Conventional Spinning
Conversion Coating
Co-Planar
Core
Core Hole
Corner
Corner Radius
Corrosion Resistance
Counterboring
Countersinking
Critical-to-Function (CTF) Dimensions
Cross-Hatch Pattern
Cross-Sections
Crystalline Structure
Cumulative Tolerance
Curvature
Cut Band
Cut Lengths
Cut-Off
Cutoff Press
Cut-Tape Test

D
Datum
Debur
Dedicated Tooling
Delamination
Depth Stop
Die
Die Angle
Die Clearance
Die Cushion
Die Cut Inserts
Die Marks
Dimension
Dip Brazing
Discoloration
Diskette
DOS
Double Action
Double Burned
Download
Drain Holes
Draw
Draw Ring
Drawing
Dry Film Thickness
Dry Spray
D-Size
Ductility
Dutch Bend
DXF

E
Early Supplier Involvement
Edge
Edge Bulge
Edge Deckle (Mill Edge)
Edge Pucker
Edge-to-Feature
Effective Case Depth
Electrodes
Electrolytically Deposited
Electron Beam Welding (EBW)
Electroplating
Electrostatic Spraying
E-Mail
Enclosed Seam and Pocket
End Flare
Entity
Environmental Testing
Etching
Extruded Hole
 

F
Feather Edge
Feature-to-Feature
Feed Eccentric
Feed Unit
Female Tool
Ferritic
Ferro Magnetic
Ferrous
File Names
Fillet Weld
Fit-Up
Fixture
Flame Hardening
Flange
Flat or Matte
Flat Pattern
Flat Wire
Floating Fastener
Floppy Disk
Flower Diagram
Fluting
Flying Die Cutoff
Follower Block (Tail Block)
Foreign Matter
Form
Form
Form Lifter
Formed Tab
Forming
Forming Slides
Forming Tool
Fourslide Machine-to-Form
Front Cut-Off
Functionality
Fuse Welded Joint

G
Gage
Galvanic Corrosion
Ganged
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Gas Welding
Gauge
Gaylord
Gloss
Glossmeter
Go/No-Go Gauge
Gouge
Grain Direction
Grinding
Grippers
Grit

H
Half Shearing
Hard Tooling
Hardenability
Hardware
Hardware List
Heat Sink
Hem (Dutch Bend)
Hold-Down Marks
Hole Rollover
Hole-to-Feature
Hole-to-Form
Hole-to-Hole
Homogenizing
Host Computer
Hot Dip
Hot Rolled Steel
HPGL
Hue
Hydraulic Press
Hydrogen Embrittlement

I
IGES
Impact Resistance
Inboard Mill
Inclusions
Indexable Tool Stations
Inductance Instrument
Induction Hardening
Insert
Inserted Fastener
Inside Radius
Inspection Criteria
Interrupted Quench
ISO Drafting Standard
Isothermal Treatment

J
Jig

K
King Post

L
Lanced and Formed Tab
Lanced Tab
Lap-Welded Joint
LASER
Laser Welding
Layer
Lead Screw
Lead Time
Leg Size
Lever Arms
Line Width
Linear Slide Machine
Lines
Load Up
Lock Seam Tube

M
MacŪ
Magnetic Thickness Gauge
Mandrel
Manganese (Mn)
Manufacturability
Martempering or Marquenching
Martensite
Martensitic Stainless Steel
Masking
Master Carton
Master Die
Master Document
Material Utilization
Mechanical Assemblies
Mechanical Fastener
Mesh
Metal Thinning
Metameric Match
Micro Alloying
Micro Ties
MIG Weld (Metal Inert Gas) or GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Weld)
Mill Edge
Model
Modem
Mold Lines
Multiple Level Forming

N
N/C Press
NC
Nesting
Nibble Marks
Nitriding
Nominal
Non-Ferrous Metal
Non-Geometrical
Non-uniform Coverage
Normalizing
Notching
Nugget

O
Obround
Observational Standard
Oil Canning
Orange Peel
Orbital Sanding
Organic Coating
Orthographic Drawing
Outboard Mill
Outside Radius
Overlapping Seam
Overspray
Oxidation
Oxidation Scale

P
Pallet
Pancake Die
Parametrics
Pattern Direction
Pem Fastener
Pencil Hardness Test
Penetration
Periphery
Perpendicularity
Phosphating
Phosphor Bronze
Pickled and Oiled
Piercing
Pigment
Pinch Trim
Pitting (Inter-Crystalline Corrosion)
Plasma Arc Welding (PAW)
Plastic Deformation
Plate
Point
Polishing
Postcut Roll Forming
Powder Coating
Power Spinning
Precipitation Hardenable
Precision Lead Screw
Precut Roll Forming
Prefinished Material
Prenotch/Prepunch Press
Press Attachment
Press Section
Primer
Programmable Back Gauges
Progressive Tool
Projection Weld Nuts (or Studs)
Projection Welding
Prototype
Pull Down
Pulse Mode
Punch Direction
Punch Press
 
Punch Side

Q
Quenching
Quick Change Inserts

R
Ram
Rear Cut Off
Repositioning
Reproducibility
Rerolling
Resins
Resistance Projection Weld (RPW)
Resistance Spot Welding (RSW)
Revision
Revision Description
Rivet Nut
Rockwell Hardness
Roll Formed Shape, Hollow
Roll Formed Shape, Open
Roll Forming
Roll Stations
Roll-Over
Rotary Slide Machine
Roundness
Run
Run Out Flange

S
Scale
Scallop
Scrap
Selective Perforation
Self Extracting Archive File
Self Fixturing
Self Locking Fastener
Semi-Gloss
Semi-Perfs
Shake Aparts
Shaker Parts
Shear Form
Shear Spinning
Shearing
Shear-To Feature
Shielding Gas
Shim Steel
Shunting
Shut Height
Silicon Carbide
Silkscreening
Single Action
Sinkhole
Skid Marks (Roll Slip)
Skin Packaging
Skin-Pass
Slide Forming
Slot-To Form
Slug
Slug Marks
Soft Tooling
Solids
Solution Heat Treat
Solvent Based
Spatter
Spectral
Spectrophotometer
Spectrum
Specular Gloss
Spheroidizing
Spinning Blank
Spot Face
Spring Back
Spring Loaded Panel Fasteners
Squareness
Stack-Ups
Stainless Steel
Stains
Staking
Standard Vee Die
Stiffening Rib
Stock Check
Stock Reel
Stock Straightener
Stretch Wrap
Stretcher Leveled
Strip Edge Forming
Stripper
Stripper Marks
Stripping
Strips
Stroke
Substrate
Surface
Surface Inclusions
Surgical Stainless Steel Types

T
T.I.R.
Tack Weld
Tap Drill Size
Tape
Tape Adhesion Test
Tapping
Temper Designation
Tempering
Tensile Strength
Test File
Text Files
Texture
Thickness
Thread Rolling Tap
Ties
TIG Weld (Tungsten Inert Gas)
Tolerance
Tool (mandrel, chuck)
Tooling Holes
Torque
Transfer
Transfer Die
Transfer Mechanism
Transfer Protocol
Tungsten Electrode
Turret
Turret Press
Twist

U
Ultrasonic
Undercut
Unfolded
UNIX

V
V Die
V Punch
Vibratory Finishing
Viewing Angle
Viewing Time and Distance
Viscosity
Void

W
Water-Borne
Water-Soluable
Watts per square inch
Webs
Weld Accessibility
Weld Distortion
Weld Nut
Weld Stud
Weldability
Weld-to-Edge Distance
Weld-to-Form Distance
Weld-to-Weld Spacing
Wet Film Thickness
Wet-Film Guage
Wipe Die
Wire Form
Wire Line
Wireframe
Work Hardening
Work Hole
Workholder
Workholder Mark
Wrinkling
Wrought

X

Y
Yield Strength
YMODEM

Z
Zinc Plating
ZMODEM