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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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It was then suggested to change the chemical composition of inoculants used in casting and through machinability tests conducted on the samples, to observe the effect of each addition in the milling properties of the material.
The machinability of Inconel 718 is very hard and cutting tool wear is high.
For elastomers, current focus areas when comparing steam autoclave versus gamma irradiated components include machinability, functionality and drug product compatibility.
Great machinability the film is easy to process and there is no need for a heat tunnel, reducing manufacturing cost and decreasing energy consumption.
With the addition of Fluorosint 135 to its line-up of high-performance PTFEs, Quadrant, the industry leader in polymer design and innovation, has responded to the market's urgent need for excellent machinability and stability," the statement added.
HPC flexible packaging structures feature impressive chemical resistance; high-performance oxygen and moisture barrier properties; superior machinability and roll conformity; and economical pricing.
The material boasts operating temperatures up to 200 C (300 C short exposures), long-term UV stability, high maximum permissible radiation flux densities and machinability.
Mild steel backing offers strength, machinability and impact resistance.
HPC flexible packaging structures feature impressive chemical resistance, high-performance oxygen and moisture barrier properties, superior machinability and roll conformity and economical pricing.
During production of films, focused attention on quality enables MACPAC to attain best machinability, desired barrier properties alongwith tensile and sealing strengths at the customer's end.
Lumirror FA6 film also offers excellent thermal stability and machinability, Toray Plastics says.