Gauging Tip: DIN or AGD Whats’s Right for Me?


A longtime friend of mine from Russia once told me that eventually the US/UK would be metric and that we would get there “one inch at a time.” While we are not a metric country yet, the manufacturing industry tries to be international and that often means producing parts in metric units. Certainly, most of the automotive industry has moved on. As parts and manufacturing processes are moved around the world, it’s becoming more and more common to see gauges made to different standards as they come from different countries; for example, DIN standards (from Germany/Europe) or JIS standards from Japan.

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