interference fit

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interference fit

n
(General Engineering) engineering a match between the size and shape of two parts, such that force is required for assembly as one part is slightly larger than the other
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As a turnkey operation, this job shop also repairs and rebuilds impellers, sleeves and nuts for finished assemblies with tight interference fits in the 0.
These problems can normally be prevented by using interference fits to eliminate the relative movement between rings and their shafts or housings.
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