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seam

1. a stratum of coal, ore, etc.
2. Surgery another name for suture (sense 1b)
3. Cricket of or relating to a style of bowling in which the bowler utilizes the stitched seam round the ball in order to make it swing in flight and after touching the ground
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Seam

 

in garment manufacturing, the point where sections are joined in clothing, footwear, and the like. There are three types of seams: stitched, glued, and welded. Stitched seams are the most common. Welded seams are used for garments made of thermoplastic fabric or films; they are ordinarily produced by the heat, ultrasound, or high-frequency method. Welded seams may be segmented to reduce rigidity if the seal does not have to be airtight.

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seam

[sēm]
(engineering)
A mechanical or welded joint.
A mark on ceramic or glassware where matching mold parts join.
A line occurring on a molded or laminated piece of plastic material that differs in appearance from the rest of the surface and is caused by a parting of the mold. Also known as mold seam.
(geology)
A stratum or bed of coal or other mineral.
A thin layer or stratum of rock.
A very narrow coal vein.
(metallurgy)
An unwelded fold or lap which appears as a crack on the surface of a casting or wrought product.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

seam

1. A joint between two sheets of materials, such as metal.
2.See welt.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most boreholes are drilled inclined rather than vertically in order to intersect inclined seams at steeper angles.
3 Align the stitching with the 1/4" mark on ruler and trim excess seam allowance.
Use the Add-a-Quarter ruler or a regular ruler to trim the seam allowance of the fabric to 1/4".
Zhang, "Gas drainage technology of floor strata boreholes in contiguous upper protective seams," Coal Science and Technology, vol.
When positioning patches, leave enough space around the outside edges of the block for trimming and seam allowance.
SEAMS Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to introduce their company to all attendees, meet industry-focused benefits providers, and visit a special tabletop products/services display area.
In the overlapped areas of stitched images, it is required to obtain optimal seams which can decide how to choose and blend pixels from different images.
If your sweater is like our purple sweater, you will want to find the seam stitches and start carefully removing them.
Take into account that inside corner seams need to be overlapped at least 1/8 in.
On the basis of the performed investigations a method was created which is based on the cybernetic model of reaction capabilities of the operator of the sewing machine during joining curved seams with two different radii of curvature of the seam trajectories on the work pieces.
A good thing about the NCB was they supplemented the records with bits and pieces of information they gathered when breaking out new seams or dropping new shafts.