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LAPPING

    LAPPING Smoothing, finishing, or achieving an extremely close tolerance (e.g., 0.000002 inch in gauge block manufacture) on metal surface by means of a LAP I that is charged with LAPPING COMPOUND and rubbed against workpiece in rotary and reciprocating motion, either by hand or machine. Matching workpieces may be lapped against each other to assure a close fit. Sometimes used loosely to denote fine grinding or honing.


     
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