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kerf

 (kûrf)
n.
1. A groove or notch made by a cutting tool, such as a saw or an axe.
2. The width of a groove made by a cutting tool.

[Middle English, from Old English cyrf, a cutting; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]
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kerf

(kɜːf)
n
the cut made by a saw, axe, etc
[Old English cyrf a cutting; related to Old English ceorfan to carve]
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kerf

(kɜrf)

n.
a cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood.
[before 1000; Middle English kerf, kirf, Old English cyrf a cutting]
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carf, kerf - A cut or notch in timber is a carf or kerf—which are also used to describe the width of such a cut.
See also related terms for notch.
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Translations

kerf

nKerbe f, → Einschnitt m
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In the stent wall, the chemical composition differs slightly from the nominal composition due to increased thermal effects in the vicinity of the cut kerf. As a result of the thermal laser process, alloying elements are partially lost in a superficial layer, and following the removal of this layer via chemical etching, the initial alloy composition is retained.
In the present work effect of servo voltage, pulse-on time, pulse-off time and wire feed rate on the quality of cut in terms of MRR and kerf has been evaluated during WEDM of Si[C.sub.p]/6061 aluminum MMC through RSM.
Kerf is the material converted into saw dust, inherent in all sawing processes.
(1979) developed a sawing simulation program that allowed comparison of five sawing methods (quadrant, cant, decision, live, and live sawing plus reripping) and provided the ability to adjust several key sawing parameters including initial placement of the log on the carriage, hidden defects and defect clusters, edging method, rerip location, kerf size, and both centered and off-center core defects.
On top of all that, less fuel is needed to remove a thin kerr from a log than a thick kerf, so Rittgers's mill uses less fossil fuel than conventional mills usually require to mill the same amount of wood.
The new solar squaring saw is the highest producing squaring saw with the lowest kerf on the market.
Bands taking to the stage on Sunday to help the charity will include, Sabbatica, Tommy and The Oddballs, The Mudsharks, Roc kerf el la, Sticky Fingers and The Steve Gilroy Band.
AWMV is the industrial subsidiary of Wood-Mizer, a leader in thin kerf portable band sawmilling.
The MZ Project reportedly reduces waste with a kerf of only 1.5 mm (0.06 in.), while CNC routers often have kerfs of 0.375 to 0.75 in., the company says.
The exterior frame kerf also accepts aluminum oil wrapping.
(Morris cautions that people who might have this high-speed welding opportunity need to take material handling into account: can the workpieces be positioned fast enough to take advantage of the laser's capability?) For those who have cutting applications, this laser can provide a narrower kerf, resulting in finer cut detail and/or faster cutting.