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(General Engineering) a piece of metal or other material that is in the process of being worked on or made or has actually been cut or shaped by a hand tool or machine



a piece of work being machined.
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Noun1.workpiece - work consisting of a piece of metal being machined
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
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To predict the temperature distribution of the workpiece in the hot continuous rolling process, it is necessary to derive the corresponding differential equations and boundary conditions of the rolls and workpiece.
A fixturing system is used to locate and hold a workpiece in machining, assembly, inspection and other manufacturing operations.
Nordson EFD vision-guided dispensing robots use fiducial marks to automatically offset the dispense program and compensate for slight shifts in workpiece orientation or location.
That's the concept behind the GRINDSTAR grinder from Junker, which the company says provides short cycle times, long service life, and the ability to reduce workpiece costs by up to 25 percent.
Workpiece performed by countersinking are known by their high mechanical properties and their low cost beside the low material waste and the high productivity.
Measurements are initiated at the push of a button: the operator places the workpiece in the measuring field and launches the programme.
A workpiece holder that reduces transfer processes to the absolute minimum while guaranteeing efficient cleaning processes of consistent quality.
One of the features of creation of three-dimensional models by means of the VS is that a scanner (or a camera) has limited visibility area and for one scanning period it is possible to receive only limited part of the workpiece model which may contain together with noise also gaps.
During numerous machining processes, a workpiece must be properly located and clamped.
In this work, the behaviour to the workpiece has been determined under conditions of load similar which take place in compression forming processes.
The shield attaches directly to the backside of the carriage so it moves with the carriage as the workpiece is being machined.
This bird nest can damage the workpiece or the machine tool, poses a significant safety hazard to the machine operator, and complicates the postmachining cleanup operations.