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gage block

[′gāj ‚bläk]
(design engineering)
A chrome steel block having two flat, parallel surfaces with the parallel distance between them being the size marked on the block to a guaranteed accuracy of a few millionths of an inch; used as the standard of precise lineal measurement for most manufacturing processes. Also known as precision block; size block.
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National standard for length in Slovenia comprise of 122-piece set of steel gauge blocks, ranging from 0,5 mm to 125 mm and some additional steel gauge blocks of length up to 1000 mm.
Maintaining parallelism between the two end faces of gauge blocks requires particular mounting conditions.
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Broomfield's tungsten carbide gauge blocks are used by manufacturers - including aerospace engineers, glassmakers and the oil industry - who need to make precision measurements.
For dimensional metrology, management's ultimate tool for technologically ensuring precision, and the product reliability depending on this precision, is the use of gauge blocks, including the all-important master set of some 81 individual blocks.
Place gauge on block on the table directly under the infeed roll and move the table up until light contact is made between roll and gauge blocks. Move gauge block across full width of table and check clearance on left end.
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For example, consider a hand held micrometer that is calibrated for measuring work-pieces with flat and parallel surfaces by measuring several calibrated gauge blocks (with surfaces larger than the micrometer anvil size).