Knurling

Definition - What does Knurling mean?

Knurling is the metal modification process of creating small ridges along a metal object's surface to improve the ease with which such an object can be physically handled, lifted or gripped.

Knurling may refer to the process of modification and/or the machine attachment component that is used to create groves along a substrate's surface.

Corrosionpedia explains Knurling


Knurlings (in terms of machine parts) typically have the following characteristics:

  • Durable finish standards
  • Optimally finished
  • Resistant to corrosion

Methods exist to mold a substrate with the knurled workpiece to impart the inverse of the knurl pattern onto the surface. The important components of this activity include: a molded object, a method of forming a structured abrasive object and an abrasive surface.
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