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    STP574

    Metrication in the Contract Tooling and Machining Industry

    Published: 01 January 1975


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    Abstract

    The contract tool, die, and precision machining industry faces unique problems in the area of metrication due to its role as a supplier industry.

    Although little work to metric specifications is presently being done, and a significant level of awareness exists in the industry regarding the trend toward metrication, only a very small segment of the industry has any definite plans for handling the transition.

    Keywords:

    metric system, units of measurement, standards, tooling, machining, dies, digital systems, fixtures, jigs, measuring instruments, molds, punches, machine tools, supply contracts


    Author Information:

    Darrone, DW


    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32268S