tool bit


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tool bit

[′tül ‚bit]
(engineering)
A piece of high-strength metal, usually steel, ground to make single-point cutting tools for metal-cutting operations.
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The characterization of the surface finish in function of the type of tool bit used in the AISI 1020 steel polishing process was performed with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) on a JCM-5000 NeoScope[TM].
The heater has a thermostat control screw behind a tamper-proof cover plate, accessible only by using a special tool bit, sold with the heater.
AGONY: A hospital X-ray shows how the tool bit entered the front of Ron's head and came out the back.
Early CNC systems relied on a highly-skilled operator or engineering staff to determine the direction of the machine, tool path, tool bit offset and coordinates using mathematics and equations.
The new cryogenic diamond-turning method greatly extends the lifetime of the cutting tool by using liquid nitrogen to cool a specially designed diamond tool bit and workpiece clamp.
A modified diamond turning machine with a liquid-nitrogen-cooled tool bit and workpiece chuck was built at Los Alamos.