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Cutting tool inserts

Mechanical equipment; Technical Terms-General

Replaceable attachments for cutting tools that typically contain the actual cutting edge.

Gauge

Mechanical equipment; Technical Terms-General

An instrument that is used to measure or keep track of a quantity. A car has gauges that show the car's speed.

Durometer

Mechanical equipment; Technical Terms-General

It is a gauge used to measure the hardness of a material and can be used in many applications. It is mainly used to determine the hardness of plastic and metal objects. The durometer is a very useful ...

Engine

Mechanical equipment; Technical Terms-General

A machine that turns energy into motion. Engines get their energy from a source of heat, such as burning fuel.

Sensor

Mechanical equipment; Technical Terms-General

A device that produces an electric signal in response to something in its environment. The signal is sent to another machine.

Heat exchanger

Mechanical equipment; Technical Terms-General

A device that transfers heat from one object to another. A car radiator is a heat exchanger.

Self-priming pump

Mechanical equipment; Technical Terms-General

A centrifugal pump that can use an air-water mixture to reach a fully-primed pumping state.

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