1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Blind hole or through hole, which is better?

  1. Jun 16, 2011 #1
    Hi,

    I had to build an apparatus where I had to join two plates by bolts. I used through holes. Is there any reason why through holes would be better than blind holes? I have an interview and might be asked such question:/
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 16, 2011 #2

    Ranger Mike

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    thur hole
    cheap to manufacturer
    no tap required, no separate thread cutting operation required
    depending upon the material, clamping force of nut and bolt is USUALLY superior to that of tapped i.d.

    in my opinion only plus side of tapped blind hole is less foot print..no ugly nut and bolt threads sticking out...also if access to back side of plate is issue..only choice is to tap the plate..
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Blind hole or through hole, which is better?
  1. Hole edge stess area (Replies: 1)

Loading...