By: Wayne Meulendyk
Ring Gauges can be made for different applications. The largest use of ring gages is to test cylindrical/plain diametrical surfaces. Less common uses of ring gauges are those used for spline and hex testing. Between these two extremes are screw thread ring gages, which are the specialty of Gage Crib Worldwide Inc.
Screw thread ring gauges are used to test external screw threads to assure that they are interconnectable with the same size internal thread, regardless if the two pieces are made by different manufacturers. Screw thread ring gages generally have improved the use of screw threads worldwide.
The trick with screw thread ring gages is to have them in the correct size for the application. Often there are options for what would be considered a common size. Many times a post manufacturing coating will require a special Before Coating Screw thread ring gage. Regardless of your application, the experts at Gage Crib Worldwide Inc. can assist you in determining the correct gage for your job.
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