Dimensioning and Tolerancing Handbook

  • 11h 46m
  • Paul J. Drake
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 1999

This book tries to capture the major topics that fall under the umbrella of "Variation Management." The book is laid out so that the reader can easily understand the variation management process and how each chapter maps to this process. This book has two purposes. It is a "one-step" resource for people who want to know everything about dimensional management and variation management. It is a useful reference for specific target audiences within the variation management process. This book includes many new techniques, methodologies, and examples that have never been published before. Much of the new material revolves around Six Sigma techniques that have evolved within the past 5 years. This book offers high level information and expertise to a broad spectrum of readers, while providing detailed information for those needing specific information. The contributors are practitioners who have hands-on experience. Much of the expertise in this book is a result of identifying needs to solve problems in our companies and businesses. Many of the chapters are the documented solutions to these needs.

About the Author

Paul Drake, Jr. (Richardson, Texas) started a Mechanical Tolerancing and Performance Center for Excellence to deploy mechanical tolerancing at TI. He is a member of ASME, 14/SC5, and the Dimensioning and Tolerancing Committee. He currently works at Raytheon.

In this Book

  • Quality Thrust
  • Dimensional Management
  • Tolerancing Optimization Strategies
  • Drawing Interpretation
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Differences Between US Standards and Other Standards
  • Mathematical Definition of Dimensioning and Tolerancing Principles
  • Statistical Tolerancing
  • Traditional Approaches to Analyzing Mechanical Tolerance Stacks
  • Statistical Background and Concepts
  • Predicting Assembly Quality (Six Sigma Methodologies to Optimize Tolerances)
  • Multi-Dimensional Tolerance Analysis (Manual Method)
  • Multi-Dimensional Tolerance Analysis (Automated Method)
  • Minimum-Cost Tolerance Allocation
  • Automating the Tolerancing Process
  • Working in an Electronic Environment
  • Collecting and Developing Manufacturing Process Capability Models
  • Paper Gage Techniques
  • Receiver Gages—Go Gages and Functional Gages
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Predicting Piecepart Quality
  • Floating and Fixed Fasteners
  • Fixed and Floating Fastener Variation
  • Pinned Interfaces
  • Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) Calculations
  • The Future