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burnish

[′bər·nish]
(engineering)
To polish or make shiny.
(metallurgy)
To develop a smooth, lustrous surface finish by tumbling with steel balls or rubbing with a hard metal pad.

burnish

To polish by friction; to make smooth and lustrous.
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Make a statement with colored tones and burnished metals.
All the test conditions being equal (pressure, speed, lubrication), the vibration burnished samples have a surface temperature 52[degrees]C lower than the polished ones, and develop no scuffing.
Figures 5(a) and 5(b) show the top surfaces of the roll burnished samples after fatigue tests with applications of ZnO paste and penetrating dye, respectively.
It can be shiny and bright when polished, or turn a burnished green with age and moisture.
Newbuildings United v Lurgan Celtic NEWBUILDINGS United burnished their ever-growing reputation as a real force to be reckoned with at this level with a resounding 3-0 win over Championship 1 high-flyers Warrenpoint Town in the last round.
The options for tubing are just as varied: They can be flared, swaged, threaded, stamped to produce oval shapes, laser etched, burnished or laser welded.
The ball is supported in a fluid with sufficient pressure to lift the ball off the surface of the retaining spherical socket, which means it is in mechanical contact only with the surface of the material being burnished. This allows the ball to roll freely on the surface, for exact control of the force being applied, and eliminates the possibility of dragging the ball and damaging the surface.
Appleton's S210 is an affordable and rugged fixed-knife core cutter designed to produce clean burnished cuts at precise lengths.
The surface characteristics of the burnished components are affected by the process parameters, like speed, feed, force, roller geometry, tool material, number passes, etc.
"Healing Warmth": The rising sun glowed/A radiant, burnished gold/And soothed my sad soul.
"Venetian plaster" is a wall finishing technique in which thin layers of plaster are troweled on and then burnished to create the illusion of polished marble, rough stone or suede.
cut the sun from its moorings and hung it, burnished and fierce,