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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:Halbzeuglänge
I'm afraid I don't have much context to provide. I may have to ask the client for an explanation. The text deals with a plastics manufacturer who produces custom made parts for various machines, devices, etc. I'm translating the shopping basket page of a web site. My dictionary says Halbzeug means semi-finished product. But what the heck does Halbzeuglänge mean? Customers are being asked to supply the manufacturer with specifications and drawings of the parts they want produced.
suitable length(s) for blanks / semifinished goods
Explanation: suitable length(s) for blanks / semifinished goods
BLOCKWALZWERK -- Anlage zum Auswalzen der Rohblöcke zu Vorblöcken. Das Walzgut wird vorwiegend gestreckt. Die Blockschere entfernt den Blockkopf mit dem Lunker und teilt den Walzstrang in Halbzeuglängen auf. http://www.droesser.de/lexikon/b/blockwalzw.html
The same principle could be applied to plastic [semifinished] products (extrusions etc.)
Tom Funke Local time: 02:41 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2419