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What does CW stand for?

CW stands for Cold Welding

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Cold welding on the flanks of the tap (loading) may call for a new tool, a surface treated tap, and/or improved coolant/lubrication.
The patent comprises the following steps: introducing the coating material in sheet or foil form into the barrel; positioning the component in the weapon barrel so that a first face of the component is oriented toward the inner face of the barrel and a second face of the component is oriented away from the inner face of the barrel; using spacers to maintain an equidistant annular clearance between the inner face of the barrel and the component; providing the second face of the component with an explosive; and detonating the explosive for hurling the coating material of the component against the inner face of the barrel for effecting a cold welding between the coating material and the inner face of the barrel.