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opening the scaife [1 record]

Record 1 2004-07-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Industrial Tools and Equipment
  • Diamond Industry
DEF

The process of smoothing the polishing rings after applying the wet diamond powder mixture.

OBS

Any new wheel has to be "opened," i.e. the surface is rubbed with a diamond while the scaife is running. This pushes the powder into the pores.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Outillage industriel
  • Industrie diamantaire
OBS

Un disque neuf doit être «ouvert», c'est-à-dire qu'il faut frotter toute sa surface avec un diamant, pendant qu'il tourne.

Spanish

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