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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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Lapping is successfully applied in fine mechanics manufacturing, increasing the cutting tools lifetime and precision and also in finishing and superfinishing the ceramic workpieces.
Unilock's clamping concept provides a comprehensive system to position and clamp workpieces for part loading.
The ZH 200 uses a direct-drive honing head and headstock to machine workpieces up to 200 mm (7.87 in.) with maximum tooth widths of 50 mm (1.97 in.).
Workpieces are stored in a central magazine and loaded into an available machine tool.
In the workpieces machining process the accuracy conditions (dimensions, shape and position) for the machined features are obtained with few errors towards the ones provided in the workpiece's drawings: errors regarding dimensions, shape and position.
Consequently, the excitement of Pulak Bandyopadhyah, group manager, GM R & D Plant Floor Systems, and Yhu-tin Lin, staff research engineer at the GM Technical Center, is understandable as they describe the flexible fixture that they and their GM R & D colleagues have developed, as it provides the ability to make rapid configuration changes so that it can be setup to accommodate the machining of workpieces of varying sizes, such as 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engine parts.
where [GM.sub.T] is the gripping mechanism for tools (one or more), and [GM.sub.Wp] is the gripping mechanism for workpieces (W) (one or more), all mounted on the same bed.
They are used for normal and heavy duty drilling, milling, and boring operations on thin to thick workpieces. Sliding pole extensions support uneven workpieces so rough or uneven stock can be held.
MagVISE EEPM (electro-permanent) chucks are used for normal and heavy-duty drilling, milling, and boring operations on medium- or large-sized workpieces. Rough and uneven stock can be held.
Unilock can be used on workpieces of any size or weight.
Figure 1 and Figure 2 for symbols processing systems will read as following: processing unit 1, 1Up, is composed of subsystems: the processing machine 1, 1Mp, which will produce workpieces 1, 1SFp mounted in the processing 1, 1Dp, type palette.
The Uniforce Clamp, a wedge-style edge clamp, holds two workpieces with equal pressure on each piece.