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machinable Line breaks: ma¦chin|able
Pronunciation: /məˈʃiːnəb(ə)l/

Definition of machinable in English:


(Of a material) able to be worked by a machine tool: machinable steel plate
More example sentences
  • The deposits are not machinable and are very difficult to grind.
  • Through the addition of manganese sulfide to the powder, we have a material that is machinable and still has a hardness in the Rockwell 26-27 range.
  • Joints made with the LTB process were thermally stable, resistant to common solvents, vacuum compatible, relatively stress free, machinable, and transparent to UV, visible, and IR radiation.


Pronunciation: /məʃiːnəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Total cost of making a casting is affected by required heat treatment and by weldability and machinability, in addition to ingot and melting costs.
  • These elements are added to enhance such mechanical properties as machinability, strength, and hardness.
  • These minor alloying agents, while improving machinability, significantly affect the weldability of copper alloys by rendering the alloys hot-crack susceptible.
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