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Metalworking Glossary "D"

D Is for Drill Press

Metalworking Glossary for the Letter D

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- D-bit Grinder. A type of tool bit grinder that gets its name as an abbreviation of the Deckel Company, a German machine tool producer that was the original manufacturer of that type of grinder. It was designed primarily to p...

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2021-12-08
Metalworking Glossary "C"

C Is for Caliper

Metalworking Glossary for the Letter C

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- C-Frame Milling Machine. A large, hydraulically powered mill used in industrial production. C-frame mills get their name from the configuration of the head, column and table looking like a letter “C.”
- CAD. The abbreviation for...

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2021-12-08
Metalworking Glossary "B"

B Is for Bridgeport

Metalworking Glossary for the Letter B

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https://www.gearheadsurplus.com/blog/2295-metalworking-glossary.html

- Babbitt. A metal alloy of tin, antimony, lead, and copper with antifriction properties that making the ideal material for manufacturing bearing inserts.
- Back Clearance Angle. In sawing, the back clearance angle is the angle...

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2021-12-08
Metalworking Glossary "A"

A Is for Anvil

Metalworking Glossary for the Letter A

See the index to the Glossaries here:

https://www.gearheadsurplus.com/blog/2295-metalworking-glossary.html

- A-axis. The A-axis is the fourth axis of a mill that is equipped with an optional rotary table, after the X, Y, and Z axes. Also called a rotary axis.
- Abrasive Blasting. A type of deburring that employs small particles of hard a...

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2021-12-08
Metalworking Glossary

Index to the Metalworking Glossaries

For convenience of browsing, our glossary of metalworking terms is divided into individual articles for each letter of the alphabet. Terms that begin with numbers are found under the applicable letter of the alphabet (for example, “3-in-1 Machine” will be under T for “three” and “4th Axis” will be under F for “fourth”).

Glossary A — https://www.gearheadsur...

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2021-12-08
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Metal Lathes—A Glossary

Metal lathes spin a workpiece so it can be crafted by tools into a finished product. Here are some key terms those interested in lathes need to know.

- 3-in-1 machine. Another name for a combinati...

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2021-10-06
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