Shoddy Hardware (Was: Re: WW fixtures (was Re: "New" PDP-8))

From: Douglas H. Quebbeman <>
Date: Wed Apr 3 16:42:28 2002

> -> I assume everyone knows what casting flash is... these screws
> -> have casting flash...
> Look closely. It is not casting flash. Screws aren't cast.
> As mentioned in an earlier post, the heads and threads are
> made by pressing (deformation) of a rod.
> When the form dies wear, are improperly secured, or are misaligned,
> the result is "extruded squish", not "casting flash".

<insert Ewok worship sound emoticon here>

I stand corrected.


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