thixoforming
 n.— «Thixoforming involves heating a metal until it demonstrates semi-solid properties. The mixture of solid- and liquid-phase metal is then poured into a mould or a die to form the net shape of a part. Thixoforming is viewed as a hybrid between casting and forging.» —“Semi-solid parts could fly with thixoforming” Flight International (U.K.) Feb. 14, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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