block of metal


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Noun1.block of metal - metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handlingblock of metal - metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
bullion - gold or silver in bars or ingots
pig - a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
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Lenovo has opted for full aluminium unibody design with curved edges so that it stays firm in the hand and the all-metal build quality made out of a single block of metal gives it a premium finish.
There are lesser seams in the design and feels like a block of metal in your hand.
In contrast to traditional production processes such as turning and milling from a single block of metal, this method involves no material losses.
Sure, a block of metal will work for an automobile pedal, but a ribbed piece of plastic will be lighter, cheaper, easier to make, and probably just as strong.
Cross-drilling is a straightforward and cost-effective way to integrate multiple channels and connections into a block of metal or plastic, but it has some limitations.
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It looks as though it has been carved from a single block of metal, but it has extrovert stamped all the way through.
It looks as though it has been carved from a single block of metal but has extrovert stamped all the way through.
Darran Keefe, assistant trainer of runner-up Watch The Runner, was one of many incensed by the decision: 'It was a void race pure and simple,' he fumed, 'the hare fell off and the dogs were left to run after a block of metal.
Molds can be produced from a single block of metal rather than using a group of sub-inserts, providing better integrity for the mold build, reducing mold maintenance, and simplifying mold design.
Now, with two computer-numeric-control machines from Boeing, the sophistication will be a boon to the students, who will learn how to carve a block of metal into anything from a simple bracket to a bust of Abraham Lincoln using the machine's high-speed cutters.