DIN OR AGD – WHAT’S RIGHT FOR ME?   Introduction Din or AGD – What’s right for me – A longtime friend of mine from Russia once told me that eventually the US/UK would be metric and that we would get there “one inch at a time.” While we are not a metric country yet, the […]

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STRIKING THE RIGHT CHORD FOR PARTIAL DIAMETERS Measuring the diameter of a hole is one of the most common measuring tasks in a production environment. In addition, given the kind and number of tolerances for diameters, there are many different gauging techniques available to do these checks. From calipers to air gauging and everything in […]

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CALIBRATING FOR QUALITY Just as you need to calibrate a gauge in order to make accurate measurements, so a complete and ongoing program of machine calibration is a prerequisite to any quality program. Machine tool calibration often seen as too complicated and too time consuming to be worth the bother.  In addition, many shop owners […]

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HEIGHT GAUGES FROM THE TOP The height gauge is a conceptual extension of the handheld caliper gauge, except that it rests on a heavy base that keeps the scale square to the surface. Originally, height gauges had a bevelled pointer on the moveable jaw that used to either mark or scribe the part when doing […]

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