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  1. Burnishing is the plastic deformation of a surface due to sliding contact with another object. Visually, burnishing smears the texture of a rough surface and makes it shinier. Burnishing may occur on any sliding surface if the contact stress locally exceeds the yield strength of the material.
  2. Burnishing is a form of pottery treatment in which the surface of the pot is polished, using a hard smooth surface such as a wooden or bone spatula, smooth stones, plastic, or even glass bulbs, while it still is in a leathery 'green' state, i.e., before firing. After firing, the surface is extremely shiny. Often the whole outer surface of the pot is thus decorated, but in certain ceramic traditions there is 'pattern burnishing' where the outside and, in the case of open bowls, the inside, are decorated with burnished patterns in which some areas are left matte.

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Google previewRealistic Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil (2004)

by Anne Flood

Burnishing is a technique in which several layers of darker-value colors are first heavily applied, then a...

Burnishing is an excellent technique for producing fine details or effects such as reflections, shine and moistness. Burnish -B ...

Google previewProceedings of the 35th International MATADOR Conference (2007)

Formerly The International Machine Tool Design and Research Conference by Srichand Hinduja, Kuang-Chao Fan

Burnishing is a cold working process which produces a fine surface finish by the planetary rotation of hardened rollers over a bored or turned metal surface. Since all machined surfaces consist of a series of peaks and valleys of irregular height ...

Google previewThe Complete Colored Pencil Book (2011)

by Bernard Poulin

Burnishing is a method whereby a layer of light color is blended forcefully into the pigment of previously applied colors, blending them thoroughly in the process. The valleys in the paper are therefore completely saturated with color. The result ...

Google previewCAD/CAM Robotics and Factories of the Future (2006)

22nd International Conference 19th - 22nd July 2006 by S. Narayanan

Ball Burnishing is a cold working process, which easily produces a smooth and hard surface by plastic deformation of surface irregularities. In the present work, the effect of four input process parameters (Rotational Speed of work piece.

Google previewSoldered Alchemy (2015)

24 Jewelry Projects Using New Soft-Solder Techniques by Laura Beth Love

Burnishing is an essential part of the soldering process and serves two purposes: It helps adhere the foil to your project, and it...

The traditional tool used for burnishing is a fid, but you can improvise by using a bone folder, craft stick, half of a ...

Google previewDrawing And Painting Animals (2008)

The Essential Guide by North Light Fine Art Editorial Staff

Burnishing is a technique in which several layers of darker-value colors are first heavily applied, then a lighter-value color is...

Burnishing is an excellent technique for producing fine details or effects such as reflections, shine and moistness.

Google previewGCMM 2004 (2005)

1st International Conference on Manufacturing and Management by Prasad K. D. V. Yarlagadda

INTRODUCTION Burnishing is a cold working finishing process, where a highly polished and hard ball is pressed against a metallic surface of cylindrical component. The ball is feed in appropriate direction depending on the component ...

Google previewModern Trends In Manufacturing Technology (1998)

by Pradeep Chaturvedi, N.K. Tewari, G.S. Yadav, P.V. Rao

School,2 HYDERABAD 500 028 ABSTRACT Burnishing is a post machining, a plastic deformation, surface finishing process. In this plastic redistribution of surface material is seen in ...

Google previewCreative Colored Pencil Workshop (2007)

Exercises for Combining Colored Pencils with Your Favorite Mediums by Carlynne Hershberger, Kelli Money Huff

exercise: Carlynne l-lershberger burnishing Burnishing means applying colored ...

Google previewProfessional Hotel Management ( P.B.)

by J M S Negi

Burnishing is a method of cleaning ................... . Scotch Broth is a ................... . Borstch is the national soup of ................... . Tartar sauce is a ...

Google previewSurface Integrity in Machining (2010)

by J. Paulo Davim

Roller burnishing is a surface finishing operations in which hard, smooth rollers or balls are pressed against the work surface to generate the finished surface (b) Figure 5.16. Scanned topography after diamond burnishing of 45C steel with ...

Google previewMetal Cutting Theory and Practice, Third Edition (2016)

by David A. Stephenson, John S. Agapiou

BURNISHING Roller burnishing is a surface finishing operation in which hard, smooth rollers, or balls are pressed against the work surface to generate the finished surface through plastic deformation [66–68]. Roller burnishing is used in ...

Google previewComprehensive Materials Finishing (2016)

by Saleem Hashmi

Burnishing is a cold working process primarily used to polish internal surfaces by utilizing plastic deformation and without actual removal of metal. As the tool passes through a work part, pressure is generated and exceeds the yield point of the ...

Google previewThe Metal Stamping Process (2003)

Your Product from Concept to Customer by Jim Szumera, James A. Szumera

Burnishing is a process that can produce a fine compacted finish to metals. This is usually achieved by a rubbing action, compacting force, or polishing. The application in the die is that of compacting or compressing material. It is very important ...

Google previewMetalworking (1907)

Old-fashioned Tools, Materials, and Processes for the Handyman by Paul N. Hasluck

Burnishing is a method employed chiefly with metals on which a coat of a superior metal, gold or silver, has been deposited electrically. An electro- deposited coat of silver of moderate thickness presents a dead white surface as it leaves the ...

Google previewArtifact and Assemblage: The prehistoric and early Iron age pottery and the lithic artifacts (1995)

by Curtis Neil Runnels, Daniel J. Pullen, Susan Helen Langdon

Pattern burnishing is a very characteristic feature of the Final Neolithic, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Picture Framing Techniques (2002)

by Robert Cunning

When the pastiglia is quite dry, it may be necessary to do some final finishing with dry sandpaper before applying the burnishing clay. Four coats of terracotta burnishing clay are painted onto the surface; each is allowed to dry before the next ...

Google previewDictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines ... [ed] by Robert Hunt ... (1878)

by Andrew Ure

Heel Burnishing. — Formerly the finish given to the heel was effected by the shoemaker using a composition known as ' heel ball.' This was melted by the aid of a tallow candle and well rubbed over the heel, after which the application of a hot ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Sizing and finishing a hole by forcing a ball of suitable size, finished, and hardness through the hole or by using a burnishing bar or broach consisting of a series of spherical lands of gradually increasing size coaxially arranged. Depending ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Industrial Technology (2012)

Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver

roller burnishing. A method of ...

Google previewWorld of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes] (2010)

Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States by Kym S. Rice, Martha B. Katz-Hyman

The quality of the workmanship varies from pots with thin, even walls and well- executed burnishing to vessels with thicker, uneven walls and irregular semiburnishing. Burnishing refers to the rubbing of a leather-dry pot with a smooth pebble, ...

Google previewAmerican Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms (1914)

A Reference Book of Machine Shop and Drawing Room Data, Methods and Definitions by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley

Burnishing Dies - — Burnishing dies are made a little smaller at the bottom than at the top -and when the work is forced down through the die, the edge of the piece is given a very high finish making polishing and hand finishing operations ...

Google previewLotus Illustrated Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2005)

by Griffith Pearson

ball burnishing a method of obtaining a high luster on ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Flutist (2009)

by Susan J. Maclagan

See also BODYMAKER; BURNISHING; FINISH; FINISHER; RAGGING. BULBOUS HEAD JOINT. A wooden headjoint that swells out slightly near the open end.

Google previewASM Materials Engineering Dictionary (1992)

by Joseph R. Davis, ASM International

ball burnishing. ( 1 ) Same as ball sizing. (2) Removing burrs and polishing small stampings and small machined parts by tumbling in the presence of metal balls. ball clay.

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian McColm

BURNISHING, PATTERN Burgers vector. b, this specifies the direction and distance by which atoms in a slipped area of crystal have moved with respect to those on the plane below, over which they have moved. This vector is the most ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Furniture Making (2000)

by Ernest Joyce, Alan Peters

Cutting-down pastes/rubbing compounds, burnishing creams, etc. Loose carborundum powder should not be used for cutting down lacquered surfaces, as the cutting action will not be evenly distributed and deep scratching may result.

Google previewThe Encyclopædic Dictionary of Photography (1896)

Containing Over 2,000 References and 500 Illustrations by Walter E. Woodbury

lubricated with soap and passed over a steel burnishing bar heated by a lamp or gas jet. In passing over the heated...

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