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We look at tolerances differently. Our standards both meet and exceed industry standards and are used as a guideline for designers worldwide. We believe that tolerances should be as tight as necessary, not as tight as possible.
We don’t believe the most important factors are how tight the tolerance can be or the process capability that can be achieved. Instead, we look at what’s needed to meet functional requirements and what dimensions and features are critical. Then we choose the process that will achieve them.
When we look at tolerances we carefully assess:
- The form of the part
- The proximity of the feature within the tool
- Its relation to other features on the part
We always take into consideration tool life and wear as this will affect short-term versus long-term process capabilities.