More on tabbed parts

In an earlier post, I described how tabbing was used to keep small parts from dropping into the waterjet tank when cutting. This can mean that the must be broken off by working the part back and forth until it snaps off from the tab and the part is left with a vestige of the original tab.

Here is a set of waterjet cut stainless steel parts which demonstrate this.

 

Tabbed parts with US Quarter (24.26 mm/0.955 inches diameter)

Tabbed parts with US Quarter (24.26 mm/0.955 inches diameter)

 

A closeup of a part removed from the tabbed group. Note the vestigal tab at the bottom of the part.

A closeup of a part removed from the tabbed group. Note the vestigial tab at the bottom of the part.

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