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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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We promote our products as being 30 to 40% more machineable than steel, and if you compare it to more conventionally cast material and even other continuous cast products, it's going to be more consistent and reliable.
They include bioactive glasses such as Bioglass[R], bioactive glass-ceramics such as Ceravital[R], AW glass-ceramic, or machineable glassceramics, dense hydroxyapatites such as Durapatite[R] or Calcitite[R], or bioactive composites such as polyethylene-Bioglass[R], Polysulfone-Bioglass[R], and Polyethylene-hydroxyapatite (Hapex[R]) mixtures [14, 17].
I string together a series of manufacturing features, which correspond to these machineable volumes: pockets for multi-tool pocketing, holes to drill and tap, precision holes to drill and ream, and so forth.
They feature 80,000psi ductile iron bodies with precision machine steel components and are available with quick-change machineable aluminum, cast iron, and hard jaws.
The benefits of pressure/vacuum mixing include increased yield as dough is more machineable at a higher water content; improved crumb colour and softness--and hence improved shelf life; and a reduction in expensive Ascorbic Acid normally used to aid oxidation.
It occurred to us that the old model shaft on a damaged Periscope Head Elevation Mirror Assembly was machineable up to new model standards," Sylko explained.
Two banks of top and bottom heaters elevate the the temperature of the glue line to recommended levels for a machineable bond.
The reason for this epidemic of incompatible data has more to do with the limitations of available information standards and machineable vocabularies than with any fundamental unwillingness to adopt standards.