Tag: Bilateral Tolerance

by GD&T Basics on April 12, 2021.

What is the difference between unilateral and bilateral tolerance in a profile of a surface callout? In this post, Brandon explains the difference and gives examples of how they are used. Profile of a Surface When applying a 3-Dimensional tolerance zone around a surface, usually a curved shape but could be any, the Profile of…

by Seth Elder on October 12, 2020.

In this article, we explain the differences between bilateral, unilateral, and unequally disposed tolerances. What is a Tolerance? Tolerances on technical drawings communicate the amount of variation permitted from a target dimension.  The allowable variation can be visualized as a zone surrounding the ideal surface of the part – what is called “true profile.”  For…