Glossary

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Welding

Welding is a process to attach two or more metals together. A welder uses heat to melt the areas that are to be joined and then uses a molten filler material to help bond the pieces together.

Width

The lateral dimension of rolled steel, as opposed to the length or the gauge. If width of the steel strip is not controlled during rolling, the edges must be trimmed.

Wire

Long, thin product ranging from 0.76 mm (0.030 inch) to 6.35 mm (ΒΌ inch) in diameter. Produced in round, square, octagonal, or hexagonal cross-sections.

Wire rod

A rolled alloy or nonalloy product produced from a semi (e.g. bloom) and having a round, rectangular or other cross-section. Particularly fine cross-sections may be achieved by subsequent cold forming (drawing).

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