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Wendelgang

English translation: Flute

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German term or phrase:Wendelgang
English translation:Flute
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14:51 Jul 23, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Wendelgang
Dear Friends:

In the same context as the previous request; Wendelboher für Gestein, can anyone help with the term WENDELGANG (please refer to the context provided earlier).

Thanks for your usual generous help!

Harold
Harold
FLUTE
Explanation:
This is the designation for "Wendelgang" on regular twist drills. I assume it fits also for larger drills like this one.

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CBeeh
Germany
Local time: 06:24
Grading comment
Thank you! The suggstion appears to fit and your background is convincing! Many thanks...you save a big headache!

Harold
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nahelical threadMarcus Malabad
naFLUTE
CBeeh


  

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1 hr
FLUTE


Explanation:
This is the designation for "Wendelgang" on regular twist drills. I assume it fits also for larger drills like this one.




    Worked for a twist drill manufacturer in the USA
    Reference: http://www.newyorktwistdrill.com/drills_descriptions.html#dy...
CBeeh
Germany
Local time: 06:24
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 79
Grading comment
Thank you! The suggstion appears to fit and your background is convincing! Many thanks...you save a big headache!

Harold
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2 hrs
helical thread


Explanation:
May I propose a different answer?

I bow to Christoph's experience with his previous employer, but 'flute' in German is 'Riefe', 'Rille' or 'Kehle'.

This is confirmed by both my Langenscheidt FWbuch Maschinen und Anlagenbau (1) and Wbuch Antriebstechnik (2).

'Fluted' is 'geriffelt' (1) or 'gerillt' (2).

Excerpt from (2):

Flute (noun) - Furche (Mech), Hohlkehle (Mech), Nute (mech), Rille (Mech), Rinne (Furche)

flute (verb) - nuten (Mech), riefeln (Spiralbohrer, Reibahlen), riefen...

The text is a patent and, as such, there would be neologisms. A 'Wandelgang' is normally a spiral staircase but in this context is a helical thread.



Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 1782
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