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Tolerance in Engineering: Definition, Limits & Types

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If a length is specified at 2 inches with a plus minus tolerance of 0.06 inches, what is the proper range specified?

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1. You're designing a combustion engine for a car. Your pistons diameter is at 1.50 inches. Your piston can be smaller; however, it cannot get larger. What is the appropriate tolerance to designate?

2. You have a machine that has a lot of mechanical movement. You're trying to tolerance a moving part that has potential to interfere with other parts. What is generally the highest tolerance you'll want to call-out?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo lets you assess your knowledge of engineering tolerances. You will need to identify the appropriate tolerance for a given material or structure based on attributes given.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to find out how much you remember about:

  • The overall dimension tolerance for a piece of furniture
  • Calculating the highest tolerance for a given material
  • The proper range specified for a given dimension

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve engineering tolerance practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the unit used to add tolerance to standard dimensions on plan
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the proper range of tolerance for a given application

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this aspect of structural engineering by reviewing the lesson titled Tolerance in Engineering: Definition, Limits & Types. New information covered include:

  • The overall purpose of including tolerances in engineering plans
  • How to perform a tolerance stack-up
  • The importance of maintaining effective attribute tolerances
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