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hot pressing

noun
1.
a method of forming alloy steels or specialized ceramics from compound powders by the application of heat and pressure in a mold.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45

hot-press

[hot-pres] /ˈhɒtˌprɛs/
noun
1.
a machine applying heat in conjunction with mechanical pressure, as for producing a smooth surface on paper or for expressing oil.
verb (used with object)
2.
to subject to treatment in a hot-press.
Origin
1625-35
Related forms
hot-presser, noun
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Examples from the web for hot pressing
  • Joints formed through hot pressing and hot isostatic pressing were compared.
  • Alumina ceramics are typically polycrystalline materials that are formed by sintering or hot pressing.
  • Present methods of manufacture of ceramics are based on hot pressing of powders to make blanks from which shapes can be machined.
  • Some of these techniques require either high temperatures for processing or hot pressing.
  • Densification may occur by cold compaction, sintering, hot pressing or other powder metallurgy methods generally used.
  • Powders are compacted by cold or hot isostatic pressing, sintering, or hot pressing.
  • The best procedure for extracting the highest amount of these compounds from muscadines was found to be hot pressing.
  • Dynamic control of moisture during hot pressing of wood composites.
  • Following this hot pressing, the panels are trimmed on all four sides and voids are filled with putty.
British Dictionary definitions for hot pressing

hot-press

noun
1.
a machine for applying a combination of heat and pressure to give a smooth surface to paper, to express oil from it, etc
verb
2.
(transitive) to subject (paper, cloth, etc) to heat and pressure to give it a smooth surface or extract oil
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