grain flow

grain flow

[′grān ‚flō]
(metallurgy)
The fiber patterns appearing on the surface of a forging and resulting from the alignment of the crystalline structure of the base metal in the direction of working.
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The monitor computes and records information such as grain flow, grain moisture, area covered, and global location.
But a stock blank sawed from a big slab of walnut by someone who knows how to lay out proper grain flow is quite strong, and it can certainly remain stable enough to allow a rifle to maintain zero come rain or shine.
The pivoting spout also functions as a grain saver, automatically pivoting upward to shut off grain flow from the unload tube when disengaged or being retracted.
A wide-range of metallurgical testing is provided to reveal the character of metal samples including grain size determination, plating evaluation, case depth, alpha case, surface contamination, grain flow, intergranular corrosion, Knoop and Vickers testing and many other metallography methods.
A forging has a longer life due to the internal grain flow of the material.
These treatments should be applied to the grain surface as treating the entire bulk can limit the grain flow.
The stock would be crafted from walnut of course, but one selected for ideal grain flow instead of flashy figure.
Testing was done to define the optimal forging die and obtain the grain flow required to form the desired flange.
Despite the best efforts and personal sacrifices of our employees, we have not been able to keep up with a normal winter grain flow during this polar vortex," said Mongeau.
Additionally, sensors are wiped free of material build-up by the grain flow.
Cold forming both shapes the part and contributes desired grain flow and orientation, resulting in pronounced hardening around the formed area of a part, increasing material hardness.