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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.

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.

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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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.
Moreover, the dimension of the kerf width was determined using confocal laser scanning microscopy.
Kerfs legacy will live on in the help he has provided to thousands of wheelchair users.
However, the effects of kerf treatment and center bore size on the reduction of number and size drying checks can be evaluated.
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.
Working closely with Kerfs accounting and finance department, he identifies the third-party payers that reject the greatest number of pharmacy claims and works proactively with those payers to eliminate rejects and reduce bad debt.
Make one by cutting a long piece of scrap at 45 degrees at one end and using a band saw to cut a series of kerfs about 1/4" apart.
In comparison, laser kerfs are an order of magnitude smaller, anywhere from 0.
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.