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Tolerance Design: A Handbook for Developing Optimal Specifications

Tolerance Design: A Handbook for Developing Optimal Specifications
Author: Clyde M. Creveling
ISBN 13: 9780201634730
ISBN 10: 201634732
Edition: 1
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 1996-12-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
List Price: $80.00

Whether an engineer, designer, drafter, or technician, each member of the design engineering team has a valuable role to play in the development of product specifications. Tolerance Design recognizes this development process as the responsibility of the entire team and provides practical solutions that each team member can readily apply. The step-by-step details of analytical and experimental tolerance development methods are clearly explained, and as a result, you will be able to develop tolerances more economically.

The book is presented in four sections: Introductory topics to position the tolerance development process, Traditional Analytical and Computer-Aided Tolerance Development, Taguchi's Approach to Experimental Methods of Tolerance Development, as well as several actual industrial case studies illustrating the book's concepts. This book includes a major emphasis for Tolerance Design using Taguchi's Quality Loss Function in harmony with Motorola's famous methods for Six Sigma quality.

The blend of practical examples with substantive case studies provides a comprehensive process approach to tolerance development. Any company interested in properly developing tolerances for their manufacturing, assembly, or service communities will find this text to be a thorough and effective training resource and reference handbook. Students of design and engineering will find this book invaluable as they prepare to enter a competitive job market where practical design optimization skills are at a premium.


A process approach to tolerance development emphasizing engineering team design and a step-by-step system of analytical and experimental methods. Creveling (product development engineer, Eastman Kodak) introduces topics in traditional analytical and computer-aided tolerance development, Taguchi's approach to experimental methods, and a variety of industrial case studies illustrating concepts such as Taguchi's quality loss function in conjunction with Motorola's six sigma quality methods. Includes graphs and equations and appendices of the Z transformation tables, the F tables, and suppliers for tolerance design. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.