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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
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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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3) Movement of VS (or workpiece) on the set step in linear and/or angular coordinates.
Optimization of regime characteristics of the polishing process is based on the control (weight) of material removal from the workpiece surface, which depends on the pressing force of MRPF filler particles, the velocity of their tangential movements, the amount and distribution of them through the gap in the zone of the gradient magnetic field.
Here, cameras are used to detect a part's position and align the weld seam to the geometry of the workpiece before welding.
It also features three grinding wheels to ensure that the workpiece is machined more individually and quickly than with only two.
Since the BA W08-12 also features sophisticated flushing in the machining area, swarf is effectively prevented from adhering to the workpiece or remaining in place, where it would adversely affect quality.
Thermal phenomena, which inevitably accompany the grinding process of the rubber parts, has a significant influence on the workpiece accuracy and a smaller one on the cutting tool wear and the deformation process.
It uses the plasticity of metal materials to plastically deform the workpiece and maintain its shape after deformation.
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.
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.