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Posted by: cadfael

05/30/2005, 10:27:47

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Hello.
Im a mechanical CAD operator in Japan.
I have a question about mechanical design or machining.

I wanna know the best word that express pocket(hole) structure(machining) on product aiming weight reduction, embalance, or cooling etc.
In Japan, it was called "niku-nuki". "niku" means flesh and "nuki" means pulling. i.e. that means making pockets or holes on product for some meanings.
Please tell me what is a synonym for "niku-nuki" in English.

Thank U.







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Posted by: Gary Kemp

07/30/2005, 19:26:57

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In Aircraft structures we say Lightening hole if it is primarily for weight reduction.






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Posted by: randykimball
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05/30/2005, 21:42:52

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If you want a word phrase to describe a blind hole in a flywheel to effect a balance I would use "balancing hole/s, as required".

If you want a word for a blind hole (a hole with a bottom) in a casting (for example) to effect a weight savings your word "pocket" is perfect English and will be clearly understood by English speaking engineers and/or operators.

If you want a hole all the way through the material (you can see through it), I would use "hole" (if it is round) or "window" (if it is not round).

Additionally, shell is used to describe a shape similar to an empty box or machined out cavity leaving a wall thickness typical all over often with a draft angle. Actually (I bet you know) Shell is the reserved word used to cause this to happen in many CAD systems.

Which you will use depends on the application.

..Have I helped any?
-randy




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