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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That detail in the design of a machine-tool by which the work secured to a holding-chuck on a table is moved, in the feeding process, against or toward the path of the tool which is fixed relatively to the frame.
  • n. In sheet-metal work, an automatic feed-motion employing a table which slides on ways. The sheets to be punched are clamped to the table, and the table is timed to pass under the dies of the perforating-press at the speed required to meet the dies' at every stroke, or at a variable speed where the perforations are distributed over irregular distances on the plate.


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