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abrasive tone

A sound that is grating, dissonant, or generally unpleasant to hear. I find that a lot of music has such an abrasive tone these days that I can't even bear to listen to it.
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In discussions with former colleagues, it seems that EAPs still play little or no role in helping employers resolve the problem of abrasive conduct in the workplace (another term for workplace bullying).
The key players in the Global Non-woven Abrasives Market are 3M, CAEC, DeWalt, Hermes Abrasives, KWH Mirka, Osborn, Saint Gobain, Sia Abrasives, Tyrolit and Walter Surface Technologies while other prominent vendors include ARC ABRASIVES, Klingspor, Lippert-Unipol, Meiyiguang Non-Woven Abrasives, Pferd, Sait Abrasivi, Taiwan Resibon Abrasive Products, UNITED STAR ABRASIVES, Valgro-Fynex and Venger-Abrasives
Despite the progress, more understanding of the interaction of cavitation bubbles with abrasive particles and characteristics of surface produced could be investigated.
Each abrasive component must be matched carefully to the speed of the equipment to ensure proper product safety.
Soft abrasive medium wear caused by surface multiply plastic deformation (fatigue) principle--wear is slow and acceptable [2].
8 show the abrasive wear mass loss of Scapharca subcrenata rib pattern shell, Scapharca subcrenata node rib pattern shell and Burnt-end Ark shell.
Chukar's Waterjet Cyclone abrasive removal system is a cyclonic garnet extraction machine for removal of garnet abrasive per minute removes up from any waterjet cutting system, said a statement.
Conference on Abrasive Technology in China (14th: 2007: Nanjing, China) Ed.
Abrasive wear is material removal by hard particles that have embedded themselves into a soft surface and plow grooves into the opposing softer surface.
SDK) has doubled its production capacity of Single Morundum - titania-doped fused alumina abrasives used in grinding stones for hard materials - from 2,000 tons to 4,000 tons per year.
Macro-replication extends the consistent cut and finish of the Trizact abrasive into earlier belt finishing operations.
Lu quantified the smoothness achieved with each abrasive by using an atomic force microscope to measure nanoscale features on all the samples' surfaces.
Powered abrasive brushes used to deburr metal extrusions and castings are now being used to deburr thermoformed products after trimming.
Portable air-blast systems that "vacuum" abrasives from the work surface are now available from Empire Abrasive Equipment Company.
An upper blade is the most vulnerable since it projects into the web path and is far more subject to the abrasive properties of the web material.