Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection

Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection

A Handbook for Geometrical Product Specification Using ISO and ASME Standards

3rd Edition - November 21, 2020

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  • Author: Georg Henzold
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128240618
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853279

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Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection: A Handbook for Geometrical Product Specification Using ISO and ASME Standards, Third Edition presents the state-of-the art in geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing. The book describes the international standardization in this field while also indicating how it differs from the American Standard ASME Y14.5M. The general principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are described, helping users define precision-related specifications unambiguously and consistently with the constraints of the manufacturing and inspection processes. Principles for the inspection of geometrical deviations are given, along with a basis for tolerancing suitable for inspection. Since publication of the second edition of this book in 2006 more than ten ISO GPS standards have been revised, involving the introduction of new symbols and concepts, and in many cases default interpretation of the tolerance indicators have changed, in addition two new versions of American standard ASME Y14.5 (2009 and 2018) have appeared. This book is an ideal introduction to geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing for students, and an essential reference for researchers and practitioners in the fields of design, manufacturing and inspection.

Key Features

  • Reflects the latest ISO standards up to 2019 and ASME Y14.5 –2018
  • Presents the rules and cases of geometric tolerances that are clearly explained with a wealth of examples and application cases presented with excellent technical drawings
  • Covers tolerancing methods for specific manufacturing processes
  • Includes a detailed chapter that covers everything a practitioner needs to know about the inspection of geometric tolerances


Design engineers, metrologists, manufacturing engineers, industrial designers, and quality managers working in a range of engineering sectors. Students and researchers working on subjects related to product engineering and design

Table of Contents

  • 1. 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 Edges
    8. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: November 21, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128240618
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853279

About the Author

Georg Henzold

Georg Henzold spent many years as manager of the department for standardization of a manufacturer for power plant machinery. He was also a longstanding chairman of the committee dealing with the standardization in the field of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing in the German Standardization Institute DIN, and in the European Committee for Standardization CEN. He is a long-time delegate in the pertinent committees of the International Standardization Organization ISO.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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