guillotine

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guillotine

1 a method of capital punishment using a sharp blade which falls on the neck aided by the force of gravity.
2 a method of shortening a debate. See ACT OF PARLIAMENT.
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The quality of the part after guillotining depends on many process parameters, such as the clearance between the knives in the horizontal direction, lubrication method, shearing velocity, knife geometry and method of clamping the sheet metal plates [1-3].
Only a few papers exist in the literature that demonstrate the modelling of the guillotining process using FEM.
Guillotining continued behind closed doors, however, and he worked for the Vichy Government executing members of the French Resistance.
Death by guillotining was eventually outlawed in France in the 1970s, where almost the last to perform the service was - ironically - Andre Obrecht, a one-time assistant to Desfourneaux.