This is the first book to provide a comprehensive coverage of new developments in geometric dimensional tolerancing and statistical tolerancing, and to focus on the use of these techniques in a CAD/CAM/CMM environment. The authors explore and explain tolerancing from its history and fundamentals to state-of-the-art techniques. They also describe specialized applications of tolerancing in particular industries, inclduing automobiles, electronics and aerospace.
HONG-CHAO ZHANG, PhD, is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University, Texas, USA. He received his PhD in manufacturing engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, and his MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark. Dr. Zhang has supervised many research projects, including projects funded by the National Science Foundation. He has published one previous book, six book chapters, and more than 70 refereed articles in a variety of international journals and other open literature.
Partial table of contents: TOLERANCING TECHNIQUES: OVERVIEW AND FUNDAMENTAL TECHNOLOGY. Dimensional Tolerancing Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond (H. Voelcker). Manual Tolerance Charting (W. Krag). MATHEMATICAL DEFINITIONS AND THOERETICAL STUDIES. Concurrent Tolerancing for Accuracy and Cost (M. Sfantsikopoulos). Tolerance Analysis and Synthesis in Variational Design (J. Dong & Y. Shi). APPLICATIONS AND INDUSTRIAL PRACTICES. Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Function (R. Weill). CATCH: Computer-Aided Tolerance Charting (G. Britton & K. Whybrew). Nontraditional Tolerancing and Inspection for Process Control (M. Buckingham). Index.