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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Also known as stiff nuts and sometimes prevailing torque nuts, these are available in a range of styles but they all operate in a similar way having an interference fit mechanism that provide anti-loosening characteristics.
Cylinder #4 rocker shaft bushings (p/n 66610) displayed improper interference fit with rocker shaft.
PC pumps are able to generate pressures up to 48bar as standard, due to the interference fit between the rotor and stator plus the absence of slip between the pumping elements, meaning that they can pump long distances - many km in some cases.
The protractile tooth led to an interference fit between the tube with enlarged diameter and bulges along inner wall of the cam, as shown in Figure 1a, which is pre-lathed before assembled.
* Specially engineered diagonal broaching knurl (instead of threads) creates a firm interference fit without hole-tolerance issues
The tire casing is an annular member having a core groove around the periphery; the core is an annular member nested within the core groove of the tire casing in an interference fit, and forms a gap with the inner wall of the core groove of the tire casing.
This isn't fun but you won't likely need the lock washer again as a new "oversized" trigger pivot pin should provide a good interference fit to the frame on assembly.
* Through a special heat-shrinking process, the liner is secured with an interference fit inside the barrel.
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