- A process of shaping metal by a mechanical process other than machining, forging, or casting.
- The use of electricity to alter the characteristics of a component or device, such as a capacitor or semiconductor device. Used, for instance, to condition a pn junction. Forming usually takes place during the manufacturing process. Also called electroforming (2).
- noun the first stage of team development according to the Tuckman model, in which the team is put together and their goals and objectives set out