Definition of machinability in English:

machinability

noun

See machinable

‘Total cost of making a casting is affected by required heat treatment and by weldability and machinability, in addition to ingot and melting costs.’
  • ‘These elements are added to enhance such mechanical properties as machinability, strength, and hardness.’
  • ‘These minor alloying agents, while improving machinability, significantly affect the weldability of copper alloys by rendering the alloys hot-crack susceptible.’
  • ‘Lead may be added to the lower-strength manganese bronzes to increase machinability, but at the expense of decreased tensile strength and elongation.’
  • ‘This treatment is known as full annealing, and is used for removing strains from forgings and castings, improving machinability and also when softening and refinement of structure are both required.’

Pronunciation

machinability

/məˌSHēnəˈbilədē/ /məˌʃinəˈbɪlədi/