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formability

[fawr-muh-bil-i-tee] /ˌfɔr məˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the capacity of a material, as sheet steel, to be readily bent, stamped, shaped, etc.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; form + -ability
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  • Heat treatment, corrosion resistance, and formability of the various alloys are discussed.
  • Improved formability of aluminum--germanium near eutectic compositions through the application of superplasticity principles.
  • The ferrite content of austenitic stainless steel can directly affect its properties, especially weldability and formability.
  • There is a growing need for the high strength steels with high formability for many applications.
  • One motivation for this work is an examination of how sample size or shape may affect ductility or formability.
  • The role of oxygen will also be investigated for its effect on microstructure and formability.

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