Consolidation is a term that broadly refers to processes that result in the workpiece being confined to a certain size or shape.
Overview of Process
Consolidation is a set of related processes, all of which are designed to confine a workpiece to a certain shape or size.
This is a classification process, not a end-node process. Specifying the detailed end-node process required will produce a better RfD search result.
Todd, Allen and Alting. “Manufacturing Processes Reference Guide”. 1994.