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All threaded fasteners, fittings and connectors must be measured using accurate gaging methods to ensure the highest quality.
Blank specifications vary on straight threads and tapered pipe threads. When rolling a straight thread, machine the part's blank diameter to the maximum pitch diameter - .002 inch. Roll the thread until the pitch diameter is within specification — between the pitch diameter's maximum and minimum — and adjust the blank diameter until the major diameter is within specification — between the major diameter's maximum and minimum.
An incorrectly sized blank diameter can result in thread rolling issues like tapered threads, slivers and flakes, and off-size threads.
Blank design, therefore, is an important consideration in the thread rolling process to ensure parts are manufactured to the highest quality.