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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Machining of a wax pattern for the same part might cost $1100, and $80 for machinable wax.
* The ability to he readily machinable with conventional tungsten carbide or diamond tools.
They are also machinable like wood and have many practical advantages including competitive whole life costs.
These tools are machinable, more amenable to weld repair, and available at a lower cost as a result of optimized alloying element additions.
The product possesses high compressive strength and is readily machinable. Upon cure, the adhesive readily obtains tensile shear strengths in excess of 3,500 psi at 75degF.
In Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP), work on feature recognition for prismatic parts has focused mainly on identifying the machinable volume as a whole.
Machining Free form / Irregular Contoured Surface(s) (FICS) is a complex process as the data required to generate tool path movement requires crucial information on surface shapes (up / down bends), direction & orientation in the planes and CAD/CAPP data (FICS features / machinable volumes, machining plan and setup / fixture plans).
EP 13 is said to possess high compressive strength and is readily machinable. Upon cure, EP 13 readily obtains tensile shear strengths in excess of 3,500 psi.
The vises have many other advanced features to help speed production--all jaws are fully machinable and reversible, providing more flexibility for each jaw set; steel rails are hardened and ground for accuracy and repeatability; a flow-through base lets chips and fluids escape; and a fully sealed lead screw assembly reduces maintenance.
Rhinoceros and Generative Components software; ultra-low viscosity urethane rubber, semirigid polyurethane casting resin composite, and machinable wax, 2007.
The Pitbull fixture clamp is available in a machinable version.
BI-METAL HOLE SAWS are designed to help professional contractors tackle virtually any tough cutting job, from machinable metal and nail-embedded wood to plastic pipe and fiberboard.