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Tolerance in Engineering - Chapter Summary
If you're interested in boosting your understanding of tolerance in engineering, this chapter can help. Lessons provide the definitions, thorough explanations and examples you need to grasp this concept. You can view all the lessons in the chapter or focus on just those tolerance in engineering topics that you need to learn more about. Also, test your knowledge with assessment options like multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. If you have questions about chapter topics, feel free to submit them to our experts. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- Define the limits to tolerance in engineering
- Explore various types of tolerance
- Share the meaning of profile tolerance
- Discuss symbols and design related to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
1. Tolerance in Engineering: Definition, Limits & Types
Explore the numerous types of tolerance specifications and when to use them. Learn the definitions and why they're important in translating design to reality.
2. Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Symbols & Design
Explore geometric dimensioning and tolerances along with their symbols. Discover how they are properly used in different applications and how they uphold function within a system.
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