Questions tagged [terminology]

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Bolt hole terminology for “tight” and “loose” bolt holes

When a hole is created for a bolt, it might be "tight"; the intent is for the hole to be tapped. Or it might be "loose", and the intent is for the bolt to slide into the hole and ...
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Where did Marlin get its name?

Does anyone know how the developers of Marlin decided to name it that?
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What the adjective “downstream” is used for? [closed]

I'm working with a project involving 3D printing's terminology, but I'm not such an expert... so I was asking myself if someone can explain the meaning of the "downstream" adjective in this field. ...
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Is there a difference between 3D printing and additive manufacturing?

Is there a difference between 3D printing and additive manufacturing if any then explain?