Word forms: (regular plural) cold shuts
( Mechanical engineering : Manufacturing and assembly )
Check for defects such as cracks and cold shuts in the castings.
A cold shut is a discontinuity that appears on the surface of cast metal as a result of two streams
of liquid meeting and failing to unite.
A cold shut is a fault in the surface of a piece of metal caused by two streams of molten metal
not joining properly when the piece is being cast.
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