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blunting

[′blən·tiŋ]
(design engineering)
Slightly rounding a cutting edge to reduce the probability of edge chipping.
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Adding to this unexpected, macroscopic demonstration of crack blunting, computer simulations of fracturing in even more elastic materials pointed to blunting as a barrier to crack growth on a microscopic scale.
The PUNCTUR-GUARD Winged Set incorporates the same internal blunting technology used in the Company's PUNCTUR-GUARD multi-sample blood collection needle, launched in 1996.
The Safety Excalibur Introducer by Bard includes references to Bio-Plexus and PUNCTUR-GUARD(R) internal blunting technology on its packaging and labeling, and Bio-Plexus will receive royalty revenue from the sale of each device.