Definition of Terms- Features of Size: Regular and Irregular

By Chris A. Lindenberger | Jan 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Definition of Terms – Actual Local Size

By Chris A. Lindenberger | Oct 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today our definition of terms will focus on “actual local size.” This term refers to a group of values that can be assessed and applied to any feature of size, values that establish the small and sometimes minute irregularities about a feature’s geometry. To understand what this means we first need to go back to […]

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