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Feather Edge

Material thinning toward an edge, creating an irregular knife-edge, tattered appearance.


Dimension between two features on a part.

Feed Eccentric

A screw-adjusted device used to set the feed length on a slide forming machine.

Feed Unit

An integral part of the slide forming machine, eccentric-driven and cam controlled, that advances either wire or strip in accurate increments.

Female Tool

A mold duplicating the exterior dimensions of the part.


Referring to iron content.

Ferro Magnetic

Various alloys that exhibit magnetic qualities.


Metals containing iron as a major alloying constituent.

File Names

A name assigned to a computer file.

Fillet Weld

Joining method of filling an inside edge with welding metal.