interference fit

interference fit
interference fit noun (engineering)
A fit between two parts which requires force on assembly to expand the outer or contract the inner
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  • Interference fit — An interference fit, also known as a press fit, is a fastening between two parts which is achieved by friction after the parts are pushed together, rather than by any other means of fastening. For metal parts in particular, the friction that… …   Wikipedia

  • interference fit — A condition of fit (contact) between two parts that requires pressure to force the parts together. Usually the shaft is slightly larger than the hole so that they must be pounded or forced or driven together. Also called force fit, press fit, or… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • interference fit — noun a fit in which the external dimension of one part exceeds the internal dimension of the part into which it has to fit …   English new terms dictionary

  • Interference (disambiguation) — Interference may refer to:;Sciences *Interference (physics), in physics, the superposition of two or more waves resulting in a new wave pattern. *Interference (communication), in telecommunication and electronics, anything which alters, modifies …   Wikipedia

  • fit — [1] Contact area between two parts. [2] The way in which two parts come together. [3] To attach or put into place. Also see clearance fit drive fit force fit force fit hubcentric fit interference fit press fit running fit …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Engineering fit — Fit refers to the mating of two mechanical components. Manufactured parts are very frequently required to mate with one another. They may be designed to slide freely against one another or they may be designed to bind together to form a single… …   Wikipedia

  • press fit — An interference fit. A fit so tight that an object must be removed with a puller or a press. See drive fit interference fit force fit …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Shrink fit — A shrink fit is an interference fit achieved by a relative size change after assembly. This is usually achieved by heating or cooling one component before assembly and allowing it to return to the ambient temperature after assembly. It may also… …   Wikipedia

  • press fit — noun : the fit of a shaft driven into a hole slightly smaller than itself and held tight and motionless compare loose fit * * * pressfit, adj. Mach. assembly of two tightly fitting parts, as a hub on a shaft, made by a press or the like. Also… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive fit — A condition of fit (contact) between two parts that requires pressure to force the parts together. Usually the shaft is slightly larger than the hole so that they must be pounded or forced or driven together. Also called force fit, press fit, or… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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