interference fit

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interference fit

[‚in·tər′fir·əns ‚fit]
(design engineering)
A fit wherein one of the mating parts of an assembly is forced into a space provided by the other part in such a way that the condition of maximum metal overlap is achieved.
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For this, a tight interference fit is required between the inner ring of the bearing and the shaft.
Unfortunately, because most bearings are unable to handle both axial displacement and structural misalignment, it has not been feasible for hearings to be installed with an interference fit on both the inner and outer ring.
This enables all four bearing rings to be mounted with an interference fit that eliminates fretting corrosion and creep.

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