8Glossary

AFRP

Aramid-Fiber Reinforced Plastic

Backlash

Deviation from the intended position caused by play in the system when changing cutting direction

CAD

Computer-Aided Design

CAM

Computer-Aided Manufacturing

CBN

Cubic Boron Nitride. A refractory boron/nitrogen compound with a cubic crystalline structure. Often used to coat the cutting surfaces of milling tools.

CFRP

Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastic

Clamp

Device that fixes a workpiece to the machine table by exerting downward pressure

Claw Clamp

Clamp with one or more claws for extra grip when clamping

Clearance Angle

The angle between the back of a tool’s cutting edge and the surface of the workpiece

CNC

Computerized Numerical Control. Method for controlling machine tools using computers ...

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