STP1236: Pitch Diameter Measurement of Threaded Gages Using a Coordinate Measuring Machine

    Veale, R
    Metrologist, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, Precision Engineering Division, Mid-Scale & Complex Form Metrology Group, Gaithersburg, MD

    Erber, E
    Metrologist, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, Precision Engineering Division, Mid-Scale & Complex Form Metrology Group, Gaithersburg, MD

    Borchardt, B
    Metrologist, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, Precision Engineering Division, Mid-Scale & Complex Form Metrology Group, Gaithersburg, MD

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 1995


    Abstract

    The reference datum for a screw thread is the pitch diameter cylinder. Although a defined method within the United States for pitch diameter measurement exists, it does not follow worldwide procedures, and the complexity and uncertainties associated with this measurement often go unappreciated. Some of the problems associated with using a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for measurements on both external and internal threads will be iscussed.

    Keywords:

    CMMs, coordinate measuring machines, measurements, pitch diameter, screw threads, thread measurement, threaded fasteners, threads


    Paper ID: STP13055S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13055S


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