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kerf

[kərf]
(engineering)
A cut made in wood, metal, or other material by a saw or cutting torch.
(mining engineering)
A narrow, deep cut made in the face of coal to facilitate mining.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Kerf

A series of grooves, or kerfs, cut down to about two-thirds of the thickness of the wooden piece, so that it can be bent around curves.
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kerf

1. In a suspended acoustical ceiling, a groove cut into the edges of an acoustical tile to receive splines or supporting members of the ceiling suspension system.
2. A slot or cut made in a material such as wood or metal.
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Parameters of different kerfs created by the same saw revealed a range of surfaces from highly consistent to highly disparate.
Ok, so we do the drips, the flashings, the end dams, the back dams, the slopes, the kerfs, the parapet caps as unobtrusively as possible.
Kerfs legacy will live on in the help he has provided to thousands of wheelchair users.
The saw blades are available for double arbor and quad arbor machines, now with kerfs as small as 1.0mm (0.039 in.) for the main saw blade.
The objective is to determine the final shape of the kerf walls which is a function of the geometric characteristic of the abrasive waterjet tool and its quality factors.
It is essential to keep the kerf (the gap created by the cutting blade) from binding on the back of the blade.
I cut kerfs in the bottom of the newspaper box (G) to allow water to drain.
The separation element presented in this paper, is composed from a wicket gate with multiple kerfs, positioned in the alimentation room, a radial contraction and one cylindrical vortex tube.
The blades are available in a variety of cutting edge materials including cast alloys and carbide, and now they have even thinner kerfs; as thin as 1.1mm for the main blade and 0.8 for scoring.
Each wood-plate was inserted into the kerfs with a 0.5-inch distance from the borders of the substrates to the centers of the dowels.
Owens-Corning has learned through trial and error how to fabricate polypropylene folding dies to fold the mat into tiny kerfs in the core profile and wrap it completely and tightly around the core.
The data collected at each mill included number of cants, cant volumes, part volume, salvage volumes, and ripsaw kerfs. Table 2 summarizes the yield study results for the 28 mills studied.