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07:10 Aug 31, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: setzeisen
"Bei Werkstücken mit längeren Biegekanten nicht mit direktem Hammerschlag, sondern mit Setzeisen (Zwischenstück) biegen, damit eine möglichst breite Fläche gleichzeitig gebogen werden kann und das Werkstück nicht durch Schlagstellen beschädigt wird."
Zwischenstück und Schlagstellen are also a problem.
TIA
mickey
Michael Scheidler
Local time: 14:46
English translation:What they are doing
Explanation:
They are bending a piece of metal by the force of hammering on it. Rather than simply hammer directly, they are hammering onto a flat metal surface (setzeisen) that then pushes more evenly onto the bend, making it more regular and uniform. The relevant parts of your text mean: don't hammer directly to make the bend, but onto the Setzeisen (= flat metal surface) placed between the hammer and the metal to be bent. Then you will get more surface bent with each blow of the hammer. You won't have hammer marks (Schlagstellen).

This is a common procedure and for some applications a wood block serves the same purpose, like hammering out dents.
BW, Nancy
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naWhat they are doingNancy Schmeing
nasee belowBeth Kantus
naflattening hammer
Dr. Sahib Bleher


  

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7 mins
flattening hammer


Explanation:
Setzeisen is equivalent to Setzhammer which is a flattening hammer.
a Zwischenstueck is a separator or intermediate piece.
Schlagstellen here are dents.



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Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 13:46
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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
I got a lot of hits on google.com for flatter, which Ernst also lists as a possibility for Setzeisen. Zwischenstück can also be an intermediary, or bolster (in forging). For Schlagstellen, dents, or indentations, sounds like it would fit your context. You can see a picture of a Setzeisen if you go to:
www.houben-arnold.de/Schlagwerkz/Schl802889.html
Also, you can find "The ABC of Bending Tools" at www.amada.net/htm/rg/rgABCtoc.htm. In the section on problems with bending sheet metal, they talk about marring.
Hope this helps, Beth.


Beth Kantus
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11 hrs
What they are doing


Explanation:
They are bending a piece of metal by the force of hammering on it. Rather than simply hammer directly, they are hammering onto a flat metal surface (setzeisen) that then pushes more evenly onto the bend, making it more regular and uniform. The relevant parts of your text mean: don't hammer directly to make the bend, but onto the Setzeisen (= flat metal surface) placed between the hammer and the metal to be bent. Then you will get more surface bent with each blow of the hammer. You won't have hammer marks (Schlagstellen).

This is a common procedure and for some applications a wood block serves the same purpose, like hammering out dents.
BW, Nancy

Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 08:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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