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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Engineering Speak

One of my current tasks at work includes typing the Clippard Engineering Standards handbook and saving it in Microsoft Word format. Engineers often speak a different form of English than the rest of us and to the untrained ear (that would be myself and the rest of my readership, with one notable exception) is quite amusing. Observe:

Number of teeth must be a whole number to insure proper mesh.

The following is a summarized standard based on American National Standard Slotted Headless Set Screws (ANSI B18.6-1972, R1983) and American National Standard Hexagon and Spline Socket Set Screws (ANSI/ASME B18.3-1986).

To determine the amount of threads that should be removed to provide the necessary clearance, an equation may be used. This equation is based on the chamfer of a standard thread chaser.

The following is a summarized standard based on American Standard ASA B5.30-1958 for knurling tools with standardized diametral pitches and their dimensional relations with respect to the work in production of straight, diagonal and diamond knurls.


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves...
posted by Christy at 2:02 PM

3 Comments:

Am I the notable exception?

Don't answer that.

5:43 PM  

I'm an American National Standard Slotted Headless Set Screw.

12:03 AM  

It all made sense to me! (Of course, I may have written some of it.)

rjh (aka Dad, aka the "notable exception")

11:02 AM  

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