Rückkorn

English translation: suggestion (a.k.a. guess)

10:36 Apr 20, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / Schleifmittelherstellung
German term or phrase: Rückkorn
Rückkorn freie Streuung bei allen Typen

Es geht um Schleifmittelherstellung (Schleifpapier, z.B., aber auch auf Stoff). "Korn" ist das was die Schleifmittel ausmacht. Wer weiss wie die Rückkorn hier heisst?
Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 09:18
English translation:suggestion (a.k.a. guess)
Explanation:
I assume that should be 'rückkornfreie Streuung' (die Rechtscreibereform lässt grüssen!). As you're talking about manufacturing abrasive materials, and given 'Streuung', my guess is that this means that the abrasive grit spread on the substrate sticks when it hits instead of bouncing around ('Rückkorn'). IMO this would likely be called something like 'backscatter' or 'bounce-back' in English, but I can't find anything relevant (it's a fairly specialised subject, and it may well be a coined word).

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Note added at 1 hr 22 mins (2005-04-20 11:59:30 GMT)
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and speaking of spelling: Rechtschreibereform
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Ken Cox
Local time: 09:18
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Thanks for your assistance, Kenneth.
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Rückkorn
suggestion (a.k.a. guess)


Explanation:
I assume that should be 'rückkornfreie Streuung' (die Rechtscreibereform lässt grüssen!). As you're talking about manufacturing abrasive materials, and given 'Streuung', my guess is that this means that the abrasive grit spread on the substrate sticks when it hits instead of bouncing around ('Rückkorn'). IMO this would likely be called something like 'backscatter' or 'bounce-back' in English, but I can't find anything relevant (it's a fairly specialised subject, and it may well be a coined word).

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Note added at 1 hr 22 mins (2005-04-20 11:59:30 GMT)
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and speaking of spelling: Rechtschreibereform

Ken Cox
Local time: 09:18
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Grading comment
Thanks for your assistance, Kenneth.

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