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Three-D

See Lenticular.

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Three Step Finish

In wood displays this is often referred to as furniture quality finish. This most commonly refers to stain, seal and lacquer.

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Thixotropic

Liquids that become more fluid with agitation and recover and stiffen again when agitation is stopped.

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Thickness Strain Analysis (TSA)

The ultimate strength of a material, measured in pounds per square inch in tension on the original cross section tested, which, if exceeded, causes sectional deformation leading to ultimate rupture.

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Thickness Gage or Feeler Stock

A hardened and tempered, edged, ground, and polished thin section, high carbon strip steel. Usually in thicknesses from .001 to .050 manufactured to extremely close tolerances. It is used primarily …

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Thickness

Gauge or depth of material.

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Thickener

An additive used to increase viscosity.

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Thermoset

A polymer that doesnt melt when heated. Thermoset polymers set into a given shape when first made and afterwards do not flow or melt, but rather decompose upon heating. They …

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Thermoplastic Elastomers

The family of polymers that resemble elastomers in that they can be repeatedly stretched without distortion of the unstressed part shape, but are true thermoplastics and thus do not require …

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Thermoplastic

(1) Capable of being repeatedly softened by heat and hardened by cooling. (2) A material that will repeatedly soften when heated and harden when cooled. Typical of the thermoplastic family …

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Thermo-Mechanical Pulp

Paper pulp made by steaming wood chips prior to and during refining, which produces a higher yield and stronger pulp than regular groundwood.

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Thermography

A printing process in which the ink, while still set, is dusted with a resinous powder that adheres to the ink, after which heat treatment causes powder particles to fuse …

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Thermoforming

The process of converting plastic materials by applying external heat to melt the plastic resin to a semi-solid state, and then utilizing vacuum pressure to form materials to a specific …

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Thermoelasticity

Rubber-like elasticity exhibited by a rigid plastic resulting from an increase in temperature.

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Thermochromic Printing Inks

Inks that change color in line with temperature changes. Depending on the type of ink in question, the color can either change or disappear completely. Some thermochromic inks even react …

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