A slight angular edge that is formed on a piece of stock for decorative purposes or to eliminate sharp corners. Chamfers are similar to bevels but are less pronounced and do not go all the way from one surface to another.
A bevel at the apex of an angle on a machined part to allow clearance and prevent interference when assembled with another machined part. The interference may occur from dirt, burrs, or incidental marring of the die surface. A chamfer aids in the assembly of closely fit machined parts. Large chamfers are sometimes used on the webs of hollow die entry ports to reduce the initial contact area between die and billet.
A 45° beveled edge around the top of a paver unit usually 1 / 16 to 1 / 4 in. (2-6 mm) wide. It allows water to drain from the surface, facilitates snow removal, helps prevent edge chipping, and delineates the paving individual units.
To take down a sharp angle into a flat edge which often produces a luminous strip along the contours of the chamfered part or area. Hand chamfering results in particularly clean recessed and protruding angles.
(n or v) A beveled corner used on the opening of a hole and the end of a cylindrical part to eliminate sharp corners. Chamfers facilitate the assembly of parts and are specified by giving a linear and angular dimension. When used as a verb, the term refers to the process of creating a chamfer on an object.
A chamfer is a beveled edge connecting two surfaces. If the surfaces are at right angles, the chamfer will typically be symmetrical at 45 degrees. A fillet is the opposite, rounding off an interior corner.
The trimming of spokes and body members, particularly of wagons, with a wheelwright's adze (q.v.), a wheeler's side (q.v.). and finally a spokeshave q.v.) to reduce their weight and, in the case of vehicle bodies, to provide decoration.
Generic term used to describe the process of using a special tool to "countersink", "radius" or "cone" the inside of a hosel in order to help provide a measure of protection, particularly for a graphite shaft.
Creating a cupped section leading into the threads cut into a casting, such as a cylinder block. The top of the cylinder bore is also chamfered. The chamfer tends to prevent the metal from cracking when it is subjected to the stress imposed when the bolt is later torqued.