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  1. #1 Is there a name for this shape? 
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    Hi all. I am looking at chunk of metal right now. It is essentially a cylinder, but the top has been sheered at an angle (maybe 45 degrees or so). It's a short cylinder, so from the top to the lowest point of the shear takes up about 2/3 height of the thing. I'm not sure why, but I feel like this shape has a name. Any ideas?


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    A truncated cylinder



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    oval may also be a name you are looking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaL
    Hi all. I am looking at chunk of metal right now. It is essentially a cylinder, but the top has been sheered at an angle (maybe 45 degrees or so). It's a short cylinder, so from the top to the lowest point of the shear takes up about 2/3 height of the thing. I'm not sure why, but I feel like this shape has a name. Any ideas?
    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CylindricalSegment.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRocket View Post
    "Cylindrical wedge." Bingo!
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