Materials used to make angle gauge block - Metrology & Quality Control

Q.  Which of the following materials is/are used to make an angle gauge block?
- Published on 07 Aug 15

a. Hardening tool steel
b. Nickel
c. Tungsten carbide
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 13 Oct 15
    Angle gauge is used to measure angles. A desired angle can be measured by wrunging together number of gauge blocks.

    These gauge blocks are available in two available in two grades i.e laboratory master grade and tool room grade. Dial indicators are used in tool room grade steel. They are made of oil hardening tool steels, chrome steel with 85% chrome carbide and 15% nickel binder etc. Steel gauge blocks have high reliability. They have high resistance to wear. Tungsten carbide gauge blocks are ten times more durable than steel gauges. They have superior wringing capability and can be frequently used. The process of sliding two blocks together is called wringing. Wrunging adheres gauge block surfaces because of their ultra-flat surfaces.

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