Author: Crystal Bemis
In this question line video, we explain when to use the diameter symbol in a feature control frame. The examples below illustrate the unique tolerance zones shapes and sizes for position, perpendicularity, straightness, runout, and cylindricity controls.
Can you use the MMC modifier and still ensure a minimum wall thickness? To answer this question, we are going to look at a drawing of a flywheel and compare how using the MMC modifier or the LMC modifier affects the minimum wall thickness.
"Why doesn’t Rule #1 apply to the straightness of a Derived Median Line?" In this article, we look at both surface straightness and straightness of a feature of size to understand why Derived Median Line Straightness overrules Rule #1 of GD&T.
If I specify a hole in a practically thin feature, such as a piece of sheet metal, is this still considered a cylindrical datum? Is this a poor choice of datum? In this article, we look at an example to help us answer these questions.
Molly Olson is one of our expert GD&T Instructors, with a wealth of valuable real-world experience in quality control and inspection. She has spent nearly 20 years as a Quality Inspector and CMM Programmer and Operator across several different industries, including aerospace, firearms, robotics, and prosthetics.
How can datums be perfectly perpendicular to each other when the features themselves are likely imperfect? The feature axis and the datum axis derived from the feature are found in two different ways, using the Unrelated Actual Mating Envelope and the Related Actual Mating Envelope.
We often see a pattern of holes indicated as a datum feature in a GD&T drawing. How do we simulate this to create our datum reference frame?
Is it allowable to have identical Virtual Conditions for mating boss and bore features? Learn how to calculate and compare Virtual Conditions of mating features to understand the potential clearance between the assembled parts.
Can a single point (without clocking) be used as a secondary datum in a feature control frame? To answer this question, we first need to determine what datum feature is being represented by this single point. Read on to discover the answer to this commonly asked question from our GD&T students.