The shaping of the material at 600°C increases its block size and residual microstrains. The density of dislocations calculated by the second and third methods grows, while that calculated by the first method decreases by half. This is apparently indicative of a change in the character of dislocation distribution brought about by the shaping of the material.
Raising the shaping temperature to 1200°C at a constant level of work done markedly increases the block size and reduces the residual microstrains and the density of dislocations, but does not affect the grain size.
Increasing the work done in shaping at 1200°C decreases the block size and increases the residual microstrains and the density of the dislocations.
Analysis of the effect of the processing parameters investigated upon the fine structure characteristics of the tungsten fiber material reveals that the fine structure of the material is affected more by temperature than by work done in shaping.