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English translation: interference fit

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Italian term or phrase:incastro negativo
English translation:interference fit
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14:11 Apr 16, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: incastro negativo
Il frigorifero XXXX è costituito da un guscio da due valve – ad incastro negativo – che si restringe verso l’alto.
In this case, the 'valve' appear to be the door hinges. What does negativo mean here?
Amy Taylor
United States
Local time: 04:29
interference fit
Explanation:
Hi A
Premise: I'm shooting from the hip (as usual)
Why do you say the "valve" in your sentence are the "hinges"? From the information you give, they appear to be literally "valves" as in a clamshell design, so that "the refrigerator cabinet is composed of a shell manufactured in two halves", or something to that effect. "Incastro negativo" is new to me, but I spent some time wrestling with the type of system that could be used to assemble the two "valves" and wondered whether they could be simply fitted together in a sort of co-penetrative fashion that could, I suppose, in a month of Sundays, be described as an "incastro negativo"...
Cheers
An Unsquashed Beneficiary of Geordie Generosity
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interference fit


Explanation:
Hi A
Premise: I'm shooting from the hip (as usual)
Why do you say the "valve" in your sentence are the "hinges"? From the information you give, they appear to be literally "valves" as in a clamshell design, so that "the refrigerator cabinet is composed of a shell manufactured in two halves", or something to that effect. "Incastro negativo" is new to me, but I spent some time wrestling with the type of system that could be used to assemble the two "valves" and wondered whether they could be simply fitted together in a sort of co-penetrative fashion that could, I suppose, in a month of Sundays, be described as an "incastro negativo"...
Cheers
An Unsquashed Beneficiary of Geordie Generosity


xxxdsmith
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