Engineering fits

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What is a Fit?

When designing a part or assembly, engineering fits are typically employed as part of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing process. In engineering jargon, the “fit” is the clearance (or overlap) between two mating components. The magnitude of this clearance determines whether the parts may move or rotate independently of each other or are temporarily/ permanently…



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