(under subclass 1) Process including a manipulation of, or an operation on the work prior to the application of heat, that conditions the work for receiving heat or that places it in position to be heated.
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87, for heating apparatus having means supplying work to its work feeder.
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201, Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic,
6, for the distilling of solid carbonaceous material involving a step of shaping the material prior to heating; subclass 8 for a process of distilling solid carbonaceous material involving grinding the material prior to charging it into the carbonizing zone; and subclass 40 for distillation of solid carbonaceous material with a step of arranging the material to be heated. 264, Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes,
57+, for a process of vitrifying or sintering a preform to make an inorganic article (e.g., ceramic etc.) involving the particular positioning, arranging or conveying of articles during heating.