lapping

Definitions

Construction

  • The overlapping of reinforcing bars or welded wire fabric for continuity of stress in the reinforcing when a load is applied.
  • The smoothing of a metal surface using a fine abrasive.

Electronics

  • The process of polishing, smoothing, or reducing a thickness utilizing a lap (1). Used, for instance, for reducing the thickness of a wafer by removing controlled amounts from its surface.
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