Costa di taglio

English translation: fluting (profile)

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22:27 Feb 16, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / Vase Making
Italian term or phrase: Costa di taglio
Hello,

I am translating an article about an artist who creates vases out of corrugated cardboard. For context, the entire sentence reads:

'Ho imparato a dominarlo, a chiedergli sempre di più, fino a ottenere le movimentazioni necessarie per farne cerniere per coperchi o ruote dentate per meccanismi quali orologi; di diventare morbido e flessibile per trasformarsi in “stoffa” per realizzare borsette o di lasciarsi comprimere per realizzare vasi o oggetti a tutto tondo con la medesima costa di taglio su tutta la superficie, robusta e uniforme.'

Later on in the article, the exterior of the vase is described as having 'un effetto costolatura', so my thoughts are that these are linked, and the translation should be something like 'the same rib shape/effect across the whole surface'.

Thank you in advance!
Fuschiah
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:30
English translation:fluting (profile)
Explanation:
The corrugated bard found between the two liner-board sheets in corrugated containers is called "fluting"(see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrugated_fiberboard ).
I think your text is saying that the fluting in the board that the artist uses (after compressing it) to make her vases displays a uniform pattern when seen in cross-section.
Please note the low confidence.

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Note added at 16 hrs (2018-02-17 14:49:06 GMT)
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Thank you for the link; it gives a very precise idea of the construction. I think that "fluting profile" or "fluting cross-section" describes it well.
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Marco Solinas
Local time: 15:30
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fluting (profile)


Explanation:
The corrugated bard found between the two liner-board sheets in corrugated containers is called "fluting"(see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrugated_fiberboard ).
I think your text is saying that the fluting in the board that the artist uses (after compressing it) to make her vases displays a uniform pattern when seen in cross-section.
Please note the low confidence.

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Note added at 16 hrs (2018-02-17 14:49:06 GMT)
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Thank you for the link; it gives a very precise idea of the construction. I think that "fluting profile" or "fluting cross-section" describes it well.

Marco Solinas
Local time: 15:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 24
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Asker: Thank you so much for your suggestion. This actually does seem quite likely, because the outside of the vase shows the corrugated part of the cardboard, which is used to make it stronger. I can't attach the photos, but this link shows the exterior similar to the vase described: https://it.pinterest.com/pin/410672059744753630/

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