Deutsch: Strahl / Español: Ray / Português: Ray / Français: Ray / Italiano: RAY

In the industrial context, "ray" can have different meanings depending on the industry or application.

Here are a few possible examples:

  1. Woodworking: In the woodworking industry, "ray" typically refers to the medullary rays, which are the radial structures that run perpendicular to the growth rings in some types of trees. Medullary rays can be visible as a decorative feature in quarter-sawn lumber, and can also affect the wood's strength and workability.

  2. Textiles: In the textile industry, a "ray" or "rayon" is a synthetic fiber made from cellulose. Rayon is commonly used in apparel, home textiles, and industrial applications.

  3. Electronics: In the electronics industry, a "ray" or "beam" refers to a stream of particles or energy used to perform various operations, such as welding, cutting, or imaging. Examples include electron beams, laser beams, and X-ray beams.

  4. Optics: In the optics industry, a "ray" refers to a straight line representing the path of light or other electromagnetic radiation. Ray tracing is a technique used to model the behavior of light in various optical systems.

Similar terms in these industries might include:

  • Woodworking: Other types of wood features, such as knots or burls, or other types of sawing techniques like plain-sawn or rift-sawn.
  • Textiles: Other types of synthetic fibers, such as polyester or nylon, or natural fibers such as cotton or wool.
  • Electronics: Other types of energy beams or particles, such as ion beams or plasma beams.
  • Optics: Other terms related to the behavior of light, such as refraction, diffraction, or polarization.