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

2nd Edition - August 24, 2006

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  • Author: Georg Henzold
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750667388
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080463780

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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.

Key Features

  • For all design and manufacturing engineers working with these internationally required design standards
  • Covers ISO and ANSI geometrical tolerance standards, including the 2005 revisions to the ISO standard
  • Geometrical tolerancing is used in the preparation and interpretation of the design for any manufactured component or item: essential information for designers, engineers and CAD professionals


Design engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Metrologists, CAD/CAM practitioners, Production Engineers. Anyone involved in the specification, design or manufacture of any mechanical component or product. 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

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: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2006
  • Published: August 24, 2006
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750667388
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080463780

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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  • Edivaldo B. Sat Jan 23 2021

    It goes far beyond the obvious, but it is accessible!

    I had already enjoyed the second edition of this book and bought this third edition in the pre-launch. I have no words, the book is very complete, covering the latest updates included in the ISO until 2019 and ASME Y 14.5 2018. In fact, the book goes beyond that, since the beginning, it clearly shows how we can replace all geometric characteristics with just two or three with emphasis in profile and position. Although written in an accessible language, I put this book at a higher level because it goes far beyond the obvious. I will definitely continue to be inspired by it for my GD&T and GPS classes.