Definition of Terms: Characteristic Symbols

By Chris A. Lindenberger | Feb 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Definition of Terms: Characteristic Symbols

This month’s installment of our definition of terms will be about characteristic symbols. These symbols are what most people in the manufacturing world recognize as being what GD&T is all about and, from one perspective that’s true. Those Weird Hieroglyphic-Looking Things When the average worker in our manufacturing world first sees an example of GD&T, […]

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Definition of Terms- Features of Size: Regular and Irregular

By Chris A. Lindenberger | Jan 9, 2019 | 1 Comment

This month our definition of terms will look at regular and irregular features of size. Looking back we can see that a previous installment of our “definition of terms” looked at “features and features of size” which discussed features of size as they relate to parts and our larger scheme of geometric tolerancing. This discussion […]

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Metalcraft Reaps Green Benefits of In-house Nitrogen Gas Production

By Larry Caschette | Dec 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Metalcraft Reaps Green Benefits of In-house Nitrogen Gas Production

Mazak Laser Requires Nitrogen Generator From precision laser CNCs to automated robotic welding, nitrogen gas has a multitude of manufacturing applications, especially in our shop.  With the introduction of our new Mazak Optiplex Nexus Fiber Laser, finding a suitable source of nitrogen gas found to be challenging for us. At times it was not good […]

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Definition of Terms: Spherical Tolerance Zones

By Chris A. Lindenberger | Nov 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Definition of Terms: Spherical Tolerance Zones

In last month’s post we looked at the 6 common tolerance zones that are used in what is the majority of tolerancing in today’s engineering drawings. While these 6 makeup the vast majority of tolerance zones in the world of GD&T there is one other type that occasionally finds its way into a tolerance scheme, […]

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Definition of terms- Tolerance Zones

By Chris A. Lindenberger | Nov 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Definition of terms- Tolerance Zones

GD&T is a convention that gives the engineering world a tool that enables designed components to have both an unlimited variety of both geometric definition and tolerance. Consequently GD&T is about many things but it is ultimately about the disposition and appraisal of tolerance zones. This month our definition of terms will be about tolerance […]

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