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What does a "Range of 0.080 Rad" mean?

Discussion in 'GD&T Standards and Practices - ASME & ISO' started by mrode, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. mrode

    mrode New Member

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    On a recent print we received, there is a designation of a "Range of 0.080 Rad" with an arrow pointing to the center of an indented area similar to: \_____|___|_____/ (Imagine an arrow between to two straight lines.) There may be a hole in that area. We can't tell.
     
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    Miner Moderator Staff Member

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    RAD is typically used on engineering drawings to mean Radius.
     
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    They may be referencing a notch to eliminate burrs or some other tooling condition.
     
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    It sounds like it might be indicating in what area the radius needs be in. In this case, the 0.080 radius (hole?) needs to be between the two straight lines.

    David
     
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    It is very hard to tell from the ASCII sketch. :)

    I do not disagree that RAD could mean "Radius" but here is an alternate theory. First, look at the phrase "Range of 0.080 Rad". I don't often see a range applied to a radius in this fashion, and my experience is the common designation of a radius is just "R" and not "Rad". It could be that this is "radians" which would be about 4.5 degrees.
     
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    When in doubt ask the customer for a written reply. Not all customers can withe the language of engineering drawings. They add in there own words
     
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