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Author Alan Richter
August 01, 2001 - 12:00pm

A subset of form relief tools, port contour cutters perform multiple machining processes in one pass.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • relief


    Space provided behind the cutting edges to prevent rubbing. Sometimes called primary relief. Secondary relief provides additional space behind primary relief. Relief on end teeth is axial relief; relief on side teeth is peripheral relief.



Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Including his 20 years at CTE, Alan has more than 30 years of trade journalism experience.