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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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So far, he's still right: no sensible CEO is going to get behind a serious investment in machining capabilities for financial reasons.
Because getting parts to the spindle and having the right tools available to do the cutting are key aspects of productive metal removal for horizontal machining centers, Toyota Machinery USA (www.
The Portable Machining Training Institute is headed by Nick Cole, Assembly and Training Manager, and all programs are taught by a team of dedicated instructors with specialized experience in industries such as construction, service and civil infrastructure, power generation and shipbuilding.
Another improvement area is environmental: the amount of air consumed during machining is reduced 50%, a grease lube system reduces waste oil by 57%, and coolant life is boosted by 50% because there are no tramp oils from the linear guide lube system.
Designs, builds, and repairs precision injection molds for thermoplastics and thermosets using CNC machining.
The machining difficulty wasn't actually related to the casting quality but was related to the selection of materials.
EDMs can do a far more precise job in lesser time due to their contactless machining process, making them the preferred option within many end-user industries.
We've been subcontracting machining on our castings for more than 30 years.
ECM is a much faster process than conventional machining and therefore, allows many parts to be machines at a time.
Take a high-level description of a part and automatically break down the machining operations necessary to make it, then determine the required setups, fixturing and tools
Much more than simply an aluminum foundry, its 600 employees now provide complete machining and full assembly to the automaker.
This flexibility and productivity is unparalleled within the machine tool industry, as grinding applications can be applied across multiple horizontal machining center (HMC) platforms.