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English translation: Folded edges or folded edge design

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10:01 Oct 29, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Abkantbauweise
In a (Swiss) tender spec for an elevator system. The general context is the requirements for the wall panels of the car body (cabin) (not the interior finishing panels). The specific context is:'Kabinenwände aus Stahlblech mindestens 1,5 mm dick, in Abkantbauweise. Felder max. 300 mm breit, ...
Ken Cox
Local time: 14:34
English translation:Folded edges or folded edge design
Explanation:
I have come across the term Abkantung which refers to folding edges. Acc. to Ernst, Abkantmaschine is a folding machine.

Good luck!
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Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 08:34
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still don't know what it really means (sigh), but thanks anyhow
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naSee below
Anthony Frey
nafolded [construction]Ulrike Lieder
naFolded edges or folded edge design
Anthony Frey
nabevelled edge construction
Elisabeth Moser


  

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16 mins
bevelled edge construction


Explanation:
Abkant(en)=1.techn. (Schraegkante) chamfer, beveled (bes. Br. bevelled)edge
(runden) round off, tech. (Blech) fold, bend; (Zahradzaehne) semi-top etc.
Bauweise=construction


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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 08:34
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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Ulrike Lieder
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22 mins
Folded edges or folded edge design


Explanation:
I have come across the term Abkantung which refers to folding edges. Acc. to Ernst, Abkantmaschine is a folding machine.

Good luck!

Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 08:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 444
Grading comment
still don't know what it really means (sigh), but thanks anyhow
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32 mins
folded [construction]


Explanation:
This is somewhat of a wild stab; but practically all my resources give abkanten = fold when it comes to sheet metal, steel panels, and the like.

abkanten, -ecken, -stoßen, -fasen (Zimm) / bevel, cant off
abkanten (Blech) / edge, border
abkanten (Tuch) / cut off the selvage
abkanten, falzen (Stanz) / fold
[Ernst]

abkanten vt
BAU bend at right angles,
FERTIG Blech fold
[Routledge, Technical Dictionary]

Abkanten (Abbiegen langer Kanten an Blechen mittles Prägestempel und dazu passendem Gesenk in einer Abkantmaschine) – folding
[Bucksch, Architektur, Hochbau & Baustoffe]

Abkanten (Bleche umbiegen) - fold
Abkanten (Kanten abschrägen) - bevel, chamfer
[Seidel, WB Stahlbau]

See also the following URL, don't know if this would be of help to you, but it might:
www.goughecon.com/econolif.htm

Hope this helps a little bit...

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 05:34
Native speaker of: German
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3 hrs
See below


Explanation:
The glossary of the client mentioned with regard to Spreizschwert more or less confirms UEL's and my suggestions, offering folded-edge construction (fuer Blech). This glossary should be good, considering it is based on EN, DIN, BSI and ANSI standards.

Good luck!

Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 08:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 444
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