What does machining mean?

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  1. machining(Noun)

    The act or process of machining, of manufacturing or finishing by machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machining

    of Machine

  2. Machining(adj)

    of or pertaining to the machinery of a poem; acting or used as a machine


  1. Machining

    Machining is any of various processes in which a piece of raw material is cut into a desired final shape and size by a controlled material-removal process. The many processes that have this common theme, controlled material removal, are today collectively known as subtractive manufacturing, in distinction from processes of controlled material addition, which are known as additive manufacturing. The precise meaning of the term "machining" has evolved over the past two centuries as technology has advanced. During the Machine Age, it referred to the "traditional" machining processes, such as turning, boring, drilling, milling, broaching, sawing, shaping, planing, reaming, and tapping. In these "traditional" or "conventional" machining processes, machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, or others, are used with a sharp cutting tool to remove material to achieve a desired geometry. Since the advent of new technologies such as electrical discharge machining, electrochemical machining, electron beam machining, photochemical machining, and ultrasonic machining, the retronym "conventional machining" can be used to differentiate those classic technologies from the newer ones. In current usage, the term "machining" without qualification usually implies the traditional machining processes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of machining in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of machining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josh Blackman:

    Contrary to Schumer's suggestion, a working gun does not pop out of the 3-D printer ready to fire, like a pop-tart from the toaster, using a 3-D printer to create the parts, and assemble them, is a time-intensive process that requires advanced knowledge of machining and gunsmithing.

  2. Jay Gibson:

    A lot of the engineering, a lot of the operations, a lot of the fundamental skills in machining are very common, and we find those very advantageous to us. Those skill sets are very transferable. But from a business standpoint, executives said Pam Welch and Brent Hilliard from Midland’s Development Corporation, who represent the city at space industry conferences, are very well researched, know how to make a pitch, and that is very impressive.

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