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05:33 Mar 22, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Glass terminology
Can anybody translate the following terms, related to glass-cutting/grinding?
geschw. Schleifbew. (perhaps "geschwungene Schleifbewegeungen"?)
geradl. Schleifbew.
Thanks muchly! :-)

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nasee belowUta Moerschell
naLinishing of surface work with a wavy motion
Tom Funke
nasurface grind, etc.
Kristina M



2 hrs
surface grind, etc.

A "Flächenschleifmaschine" is a surface grinder, so it stands to reason that a Flächenschliff is a surface grind.

Ausfüllarbeiten: perhaps "surfacing (procedures)"?

geschw./geradl. Schleifbewegung: perhaps "sweeping/straight grinding motion"?

HTH a little,

Kristina M
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Linishing of surface work with a wavy motion

That's what the process seems to refer to. The Online Glass Dictionary (below)distinguishes between linishing (belt grinding -- probably more suitable to flat surface grinding with swinging or wavy motion than would be wheel grinding) and wheel grinding. Surface work is also a listed term in this dictionary. According to Ernst, >>ausfüllen von Fehlstellen in Guß<< (not exactly what you have here) can translate as surfacing, refilling or depositing. A non-glass expert, I like surface work.

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see below

Ausfüllarbeiten: I would suppose this is repair of places where the glass chipped or has a hole for any other reason. Obviously, if you add new (molten) glass or some other filler to a smooth glass surface, it's very visible, and you'll need to grind it so the surface is uniform again.

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