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Engineering Reference Handbook

The purpose of this Engineering Handbook is to help you, our customers, specify the best Seastrom part for your application. This handbook includes specialized engineering information on each of our catalog parts. This information is to broaden your design capabilities by acquainting you with the characteristics of each. An informed decision on which type of part you need to specify, in most cases, will reduce your design, tooling and production costs. The specification of one of our standard catalog parts instead of a custom part will reduce your costs further and speed your order to you within two business days.

How to Specify Special Parts

The primary way to avoid the development of a special part is to include only the restrictions which are critical to the functioning of the part.
The restrictions that lead to higher production costs are:

  • Over-dimensioning a part
  • Non mill standard material, thicknesses and tolerances
  • Unneeded temper and hardness ranges and heat treating
  • Flatness better than .005 TIR per inch
  • Tighter dimensional tolerances than necessary
  • Extremely small percentage of burr or burr free condition.

If you have any questions regarding a part for your application, let one of our experienced engineers help you at 800-634-2356.