Dictionary Surface PreparationKnurling Knurling Last updated: June 13, 2018 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. Advertisement 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. Advertisement Share This Term> Related Terms Sand Molding Abrasive Abrasive Wheels Abrading Grinding Blanchard Grinding Corner Chamfering Related Reading 6 Ways to Prevent Corrosion Failure Analysis Frustration An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement Galvanic Corrosion of Metals Connected to Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers How Quenching Improves the Performance of Metals An Expert Guide To Accurate Cathodic Protection Measurements Leveraging AI for Enhanced Corrosion Control in Oil Pipelines Tags Fabricators Equipment Scientific Properties Substances Substance Modification Procedures Industries Material Modification Equipment Surface Modification Equipment Physical Property Metals Material Modification Production and Manufacturing General Procedures Surface Preparation Trending Articles Corrosion An Introduction to the Galvanic Series: Galvanic Compatibility and Corrosion Chemical Compound 5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About Asset Management Understanding Aluminum Corrosion Asset Management If Copper is a Noble Metal then Why Are My Pipes Corroding?