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On your docket today in your inspection department one product you must inspect and verify is a part with a Tapered Pipe Thread. Does not sound too tough, but did you know that there are actually three different common Tapered Pipe Threads used in industry today?

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We're often asked to provide roughness tester standards with non-standard values for calibration of surface roughness testers, also known as profilometers.  Most instruments sold by Mahr-Federal, Fowler, Mitutoyo, Phase II, Brown & Sharpe and others include a calibration specimen (typically provided with a...

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Gaging.com LLC just returned from attending the IMTS in Chicago. It was an excellent show this year that was filled with many new products that we will be adding to our site in the next few weeks.  It was great...

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The Dial Test Indicator is one of the most popular and most commonly misused measuring tools. The fact that the test indicator’s contact point moves in an arc instead of a straight displacement is the root of the problem. An issue known as cosine error occurs...

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Bore Gage Measurement #1

The recovering economy has forced manufacturers to reduce their workforce and steamline their manufacturing processes. CMM's are not as quick as a bore gage and plug gages lack the accuracy needed! The bore gage (being a perfect mix...

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At Gaging.com electronic gages now far outsell their analog/vernier counterparts. From time to time we still hear the old timers opine about how great their old school gages are but there is no denying the accuracy, speed and ease of use of a modern digital gage. ...

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Another Eastec Show has come and gone and this one was a big success for us.  It was great meeting new customers and talking to our existing ones too!  Seeing our suppliers and opening up some potential new product lines was another great benefit of...

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Differential leveling is often misunderstood and made more complicated than necessary.  It is essentially as easy as A-B and critical to high precision straightness (line) or flatness (surface) measurements.  Keep in mind when we talk of straightness or flatness we are not talking about the angle...

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