STP574

    Metrication Experience at Caterpillar Tractor Co.

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    In November 1971, Caterpillar Tractor Co. started to change the measurement system in all its U. S. operations to the International System of Units (SI). This paper gives a brief description of Caterpillar, its products, policies, and worldwide operations to help in understanding the reasons for this decision.

    Keywords:

    metric system, units of measurement, standards, tooling, threads, pipe threads, drawings, machining, machine tools


    Author Information:

    Strang, LR

    Schellschmidt, VW

    Langenstein, JG


    Paper ID: STP32272S

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32272S


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