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The Fixed and Floating Fastener Formulas Are Not Just for Fasteners (#144)

(In accordance with Y14.5M-1994 standard)

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Nearly all assemblies fall into the categories of either fixed or floating features. A floating feature assembly might be a shaft floating within two bushings. Where a part floats between multiple features, the floating fastener formula will usually apply. The ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard gives the floating fastener formula as H = F + T where:

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