machining

  

Definition

Process such as abrading, cutting, drilling, forming, grinding, and/or shaping of a piece of metal or other material performed by machine tools such as lathes, power saws, and presses.

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  • A company involved in the business of machining often makes parts for automobiles, medical equipment, air craft, or other machinery out of aluminum or steel.

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  • I was really good at machining and would spend most of the day at the machine cutting and drilling a bunch of different stuff.

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  • The machining part of the process is handled in our local warehouse, then we ship the goods to receive their final step towards completion.

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