(1) Term used to describe a The portion of the die surface that shapes the forging. designed to produce more than a single piece at a time. (2) A piece of The material to be forged regardless of form. Also, an individual piece of metal used to produce a single forging. for The process of working metal to a desired shape by impact or pressure in hammers, forging machines (upsetters), presses, rolls, and related forming equipment. that is cut from A section hot rolled from a billet to a form, such as round, hexagonal, octagonal, square, or rectangular, with sharp or rounded corners or edges, with a cross-sectional area of less than 16 sq in. (A solid section that is long in relation to its cross-sectional dimensions, having a completely symmetrical cross section and whose width or greatest distance between parallel faces is 3/8 in. or more).... More or A semifinished, cogged, hot-rolled, or continuous-cast metal product of uniform section, usually rectangular with radiused corners. Billets are relatively larger than bars. See Bloom. lengths to provide the exact amount of material needed for a single workpiece.