Originally Posted by Axel
Eh, but the aviation industry has piles of specs and requirements that aren't necessary in other applications due to the severity if something breaks mid-flight. You don't actually want an airplane-quality gun because the cost would be astronomical and totally unnecessary. I have a hard time imaging what kind of defect could be visible that would make any difference, except maybe burrs
Back in the old days, "quality control" was often simply tossing out the finished products that didn't meet the specs. Once they started using CNC, that didn't work anymore because all of the parts would be the same out-of-spec.
True on the unnecessary part. I have a few handfuls of high grade navy nuts and bolts. Too fancy for most things and too tough to reshape. I just realized that some may be titanium instead of stainless.