swarf


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swarf

 (swôrf)
n.
Fine metallic filings or shavings removed by a cutting tool.

[Of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse svarf.]

swarf

(swɔːf; swɑːf)
n
1. (General Engineering) material removed by cutting or grinding tools in the machining of metals, stone, etc
2. (Chemistry) radioactive metal waste from a nuclear power station
3. (Metallurgy) radioactive metal waste from a nuclear power station
4. (Astronautics) small fragments of disintegrating spacecraft, orbiting the earth
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse svarf metallic dust]
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The general machining capabilities include multi-surface 5-axis roughing and finishing; multi-surface 5-axis flow line machining; surface edge 5-axis swarf cutting, typically for trimming vacuum-formed parts; an adaptable interface, based upon part type strategy, showing only what is needed; advanced gouge checking; control of entry, exit, cut-to-cut, and between-cut motion; 5-axis depth cuts machining; and integration with GibbsCAM Machine Simulation module for toolpath verification and simulation of all the machine's moving components.
The flute profile of CDX-Al stretches and breaks the swarf into small, manageable chips, whilst the slow spiral and optimised flute volume further enhances chip evacuation at high cutting conditions.
The system's enhanced filtering techniques enable it to detect nonspherical contaminants, screen/sieve wire, swarf and metal slivers, for example, which are traditionally difficult for other metal detectors to locate.
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Unfortunately its anagram is SWARF, which, according to the dictionary, is "turnings, debris left from turning metal on a lathe".