Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by Sanrock, Aug 27, 2013.
What is difference between slot , Hole & groove ?
Difference between slot , HOle & groove ?
A slot is long and usually has straight edges a hole is round. A groove is similar to a slot however ; a grove usually is pointed at the intersection of the sides.
To rephrase John's post.
Hole: circular cutout, either through the material or to a blind depth. O
Slot: an elongated hole. It is stretched in one direction but still has full radii on the ends. (_______) A slot is cut into a flat plate or normal to the axis of a cylinder.
Groove: a groove is a cylindrical slot. |_| Grooves are cut around the OD or ID of a cylinder and do not pass through the axis of the cylinder.
Separate names with a comma.