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How to read a dial test indicator

November 19, 2018
Reading a dial test indicator may sound simple, and once you know what you are doing in the process, it can be. However, like all procedures in precision measurement, you want to make sure that you know the exact steps when reading a dial test indicator in...

What is repeatability? Why is it important?

November 5, 2018
When it comes to precision measurement, the dynamic duo of accuracy and repeatability always seem to come as a pair. While arguably they are equally important, today we would like to focus on the concept of repeatability and why it is so important in...

What does TPI stand for? And what does it mean?

October 22, 2018
You may have been seeing a lot about TPI in your research in precision measurement, particularly concerning screws, fasteners, or pitch conversions. But what does TPI stand for? What does it mean exactly and why is it sometimes called pitch? Well, TPI stands for...

What does an optical comparator do?

October 8, 2018
When industrial manufacturing and applied science come together, the result is the optical comparator. This simple machine was first created more than 90 years ago, and still functions today using the science behind optics. Optics involves the study of light and the general properties...

The World of Threads

September 10, 2018
A thread is the ridge found along a part, such as a screw, that is helical in structure and helps to convert rotational motion into linear motion. Threads can be on the internal or the external portion of a cylindrical part, and may also be sloping. Basically,...
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