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In-Line System

A type of rough lumber sanding system employing belts 14? to 30? wide and running with feed speeds up to 700 FPM.

Intermediate Grinding or Sanding

One or more operations and grit sizes to refine the roughing marks prior to final finishing.

Investment Casting

A casting method designed to achieve high dimensional accuracy for small castings by making a mold of refractory slurry, which sets at room temperature, surrounding a wax pattern which is then melted out to leave a mold without joints.

Indexing

A programmed progression of grinding across a surface to move the ?feed? in steps.

Idler

A non-powered wheel or pulley in an abrasive belt system. Usually provides belt tension and adjustment for tracking.

Idler Grooves

A configuration of slots or grooves in an idler roll of an abrasive belt machine to prevent coated abrasive belt hydroplaning during a wet grinding operation.

Inclusions

Usually mean cavities denoting impurities in metal workpieces.

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