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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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A STEP AP203/214 based machinable volume identifier for identifying the finish-cut machinable volumes from rough-machined parts.
In this work STEP AP203/214 is chosen as the AP224 format dealing with process planning data provides only the description of features and not about the geometrical and topological relations which is required for the complete recognition of features and their finish cut machinable volumes.
USPS proposed discontinuing or refining NFMs by spring 2010, with mailings likely to qualify as Standard Mail parcels instead while some modified NFMs might mail as machinables or irregular flats.
Tenders are invited for Supply of machinable spares for ash water, sealing water & ash slurry pump
84252 inches) in length, and do so using any machinable material a project may specify.
Callis developed machinable composite molds with good surfaces for use in molding composites.
Other topics include reverse engineering of motorcycle chain, fabrication of silicon nanopillar sheet for cell cultures dishes, the etching rate of machinable glass ceramic, and the development of vibration suppression devices from smart fluids.
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.
After studying product prints, tolerance, and quantity requirements, Kurt's engineers recommended equipping the machining center with four Kurt HDM6 vises with machinable ductile iron jaws.
Patent & Trademark Office for machinable austempered ductile iron (MADI), a new ferrous material that provides improved strength compared to traditional ductile iron, as well as improved machinability and fatigue performance over austempered ductile iron.