The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised or intented edge upon coin, etc.; the process of dressing surfaces of various shapes with rotary cutters. See Mill.
The first stage of mineral processing. Ore pieces from the mine are further mechanically reduced in size to maximise efficiency of the concentration process. In general two types of mills are used. Autogenous mills simply tumble the ore to achieve the desired grains size, whilst other mills which use an additional media, such as steel balls or rods to aid milling.
In brewing, the malt is ground into grist (or meal) to facilitate the extraction of sugars and other soluble substances during the mashing process. The endosperm must be crushed to medium-sized grits rather than to flour consistency. It is important that the husks remain intact when the grain is milled.
The first step in the brewing process. Barley malt is crushed, not ground, between pairs of rollers in a mill. This separates the husk from the meal body and also fractures the meal body, preparing the malt for mashing.
Process to extract the uranium from the ore. Ore is crushed to fine sand and treated with chemicals that remove impurities. Uranium concentrate (“yellowcake”) is produced at the mills, and then furthered processed for use in nuclear fuel assemblies.
A process in the uranium fuel cycle by which ore containing only a very small percentage of uranium oxide (U3O8) is converted into material containing a high percentage (80 percent) of U3O8 often referred to as yellowcake. See; Yellowcake.
Process denoting the mechanical production of coins, as opposed to the handmade technique implied in hammering. It alludes to the use of watermills to drive the machinery of the screw presses and blank rollers developed in the sixteenth century. As the even thickness and diameter of milled coins permitted a security edge, the term milling is popularly, though erroneously, used as a synonym for graining or reeding.
Milling is the removal of a thin layer of bituminous concrete, or blacktop. This is done to remove an old, oxidized, layer of material, and to eliminate the build up of material which could conflict with curbs or bridge clearances.
The process of converting coffee from harvested cherry to roaster-ready green beans. Milling includes removal of fruit pulp and other soft outer layers by wet or dry methods; then cleaning, drying, grading and packaging for export.
The spines of books can be cut away on a milling machine to prepare them for double-fan adhesive binding or oversewing. The machine clamps the textblock, spine down, and moves it over a series of rotating blades that cut away approximately 1/8 inch of the binding margin, thus removing old adhesive, thread, staples, and/or the folds of signatures. After milling, a text block is comprised of loose leaves. otching Process of cutting parallel grooves into the spine perpendicular to the binding edge to strengthen adhesive bindings ( LBI Standard, Glossary, p.15). uter hinge Flexible channel of covering material on the outside of a book on which the cover board opens; the space between the cover boards and the shoulder of the textblock spine in which the covering material is pressed. Also called a French joint or French groove, hinge, gully, channel, and outer joint.
Consolidation or compacting of fabrics, that usually contain wool or other animal fibres. Note: The treati-nent, which is usually given in a rotary milling machine or in milling stocks, produces relative motion between the previously wetted fibres of a fabric. Depending on the type of fibre, the structure of the fabric and on variations in the conditions of milling, a wide range of effects can be obtained varying from a slight alteration in handle to a dense matting with considerable reduction in area.