Facing


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facing

[′fās·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
A covering or casting of some material applied to the outer face of embankments, buildings, and other structures.
(mechanical engineering)
Machining the end of a flat rotating surface by applying a tool perpendicular to the axis of rotation in a spiral planar path.
(metallurgy)
A fine molding sand applied to the face of a mold.

Facing

A veneer of nonstructural material forming part of a wall and used as a finishing surface of a rougher or less attractive material, such as stone, terra-cotta, metal, stucco, plaster, and wood.

facing, facework

facing
1. A veneer of nonstructural material such as stone, terra-cotta, metal, stucco, plaster, and wood used to finish the surface of a rougher or less attractive material.
2. Any material, forming a part of a wall, used as a finished surface; a revetment.
3. On thermal insulation, the protective, functional, or decorative surface applied at the outermost layer of insulation.
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Since it was inefficient manually carrying the nobake facing sand from the core mixer to the molding machine, the firm installed a nobake sand mixer at the location of the molding machine.
This added mass is tuned to the amount of south facing windows and serves to absorb the heat of the sun to be released after the sun has gone.
In this design, the seal is installed over the shaft facing the opposite direction.