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thread

(thred),
1. A fine strand of suture material.
2. A filamentous structure.
[M.E., fr. A.S. thraed]

thread

(thrĕd)
1. Any thin filamentous structure (e.g., a stringy substance present in the urine in some infectious diseases of the urinary tract).
2. Suture material.
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IRWIN HANSON has been manufacturing threading tools for more than 100 years, and has proven, time and again, to be a trusted, quality brand.
Under constant back and forth motion and jarring vibration, certain fasteners wouldn't hold tight on typical threading," said Albertson.
The entire strip can be reinforced by threading in and out through all the rows.
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Tornos' line of DECO Swiss-type turning centers makes thread whirling in the subspindle available with no additional equipment and no secondary operations required--precision threading is easily and cost-effectively accomplished with specialized attachments.
Emuge engineers have found through years of in-field experience that it pays to carefully analyze the threading application at hand before any chips are made.
Let's look at what our tiny threading insert has to deal with.
This variable speed threading capability enables the operator to change spindle speed "while in the cut," Pearson explains.
The new American Petroleum Institute (API) threading line, scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2006, is in addition to the two existing API threading lines, and a premium threading line which was commissioned in 2002.
The production of an external or internal thread requires several passes with a single-point threading tool.
Threading makes this possible by providing a simple means to utilize the available processing time when today's processors are normally stalled waiting for requested data, making them very inefficient.