Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection

A Handbook for Geometrical Product Specification using ISO and ASME standards


  • Georg Henzold, Former Deputy Director, Siemens AG; Member of ISO GPS Steering Committee, Germany

Geometrical tolerancing is used to specify and control the form, location and orientation of the features of components and manufactured parts. This book presents the state of the art of geometrical tolerancing, covers the latest ISO and ANSI/ASME standards and is a comprehensive reference and guide for all professional engineers, designers, CAD users, quality managers and anyone involved in the creation or interpretation of CAD plans or engineering designs and specifications.
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Main market is professional: Design engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Metrologists, CAD/CAM practitioners, Production Engineers. Anyone involved in the specification, design or manufacture of any mechanical component or productAcademic: As a reference for Design engineering students, especially at FE (HND) level, but also undergraduates of design engineering (e.g., MEGR 7281/8281 Theory and Application of Computer-aided Tolerancing at University of North Carolina.


Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6738-8

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Notation Abbreviations ISO/ANSI/BS text equivalentsNew ISO terminology1. Properties of the surface 2. Principles of tolerancing 3. Principles of geometrical tolerancing 4. Profile tolerancing 5. Tolerancing of cones 6. Positional tolerancing 7. Tolerancing of edges8. Projected tolerance zone 9. Substitute Elements 10. Maximum material requirement 11. Envelope requirement 12. Least material requirement 13. Tolerancing of flexible parts 14. Tolerance chains (accumulation of tolerances) 15. Statistical tolerancing 16. Respecting geometrical tolerances during manufacturing 17. General geometrical tolerances 18. Inspection of geometrical deviations 19. Function related, manufacturing related, inspection related geometrical tolerancing 20. Examples of geometrical tolerancing 21. Differences between ISO/ANSI/BS and other standards 22. Synopsis of ISO-Standards Standards Publications Index