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MACHINE. A contrivance which serves to apply or regulate moving power; or it is a tool more or less complicated, which is used to render useful natural instruments, Clef. des Lois Rom. h.t.
     2. The act of congress gives to inventors the right to obtain a patent right for any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture, &c. Act of congress, July 4, 1836, s. 6. See Pet. C. C. 394; 3 Wash. C. C. 443; 1 Wash. C. C. 108; 1 Wash. C. C. 168; 1 Mason, 447; Paine, 300; 4 Wash. C. C. 538; 1 How. U. S., 202; S. C. 17 Pet. 228; 2 McLean, 176.

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More castings were produced and machined and the "condition" still existed.
Besides being able to machine multiple sides with one fixture, the horizontal unit's two-pallet changer optimizes machining time so that one part can be machined while the next is being fixtured.
Most parts will be fully machined after passing through two dial index machines.
Molds made from cast and machined aluminum or chrome-plated, heat-treated steel.