Global Consistency of Tolerances

Proceedings of the 6th CIRP International Seminar on Computer-Aided Tolerancing, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 22–24 March, 1999

  • Fred van Houten
  • Hubert Kals
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Keynote

    1. André Clement, Alain Riviere, Philippe Serre
      Pages 1-26
  3. Tolerance specification & allocation

  4. Tolerances in manufacturing: general issues

    1. Patrick Le Pivert, Alain Rivière
      Pages 55-62
    2. Pierre Gaudet, Guy Cloutier, Clément Fortin
      Pages 73-82
  5. Tolerance representation & transfer

  6. Tolerances in clamping & fixturing

  7. Tolerance representation: from function to downstream processes

    1. Sungdo Ha, Inshik Hwang, Kwanbok Lee, Hyung-Min Rho
      Pages 131-138
    2. E. Pairel, M. Giordano, S. Samper
      Pages 139-147
    3. Helmut Bley, Ralf Oltermann, Oliver Thome, Christian Weber
      Pages 149-156
  8. Tolerance representation: mathematical issues

    1. Eric Ballot, Pierre Bourdet, François Thiebaut
      Pages 157-166
    2. J. M. Linares, S. Boukebbab, J. M. Sprauel
      Pages 167-176
    3. Max Giordano, Eric Pairel, Serge Samper
      Pages 177-186
  9. Teaching of tolerancing

About these proceedings


This book contains selected contributions from the 6th CIRP International Seminar on Computer-Aided Tolerancing, which was held on 22-24 March, 1999, at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.
This volume presents the theory and application of consistent tolerancing. Until recently CADCAM systems did not even address the issue of tolerances and focused purely on nominal geometry. Therefore, CAD data was only of limited use for the downstream processes. The latest generation of CADCAM systems incorporates functionality for tolerance specification. However, the lack of consistency in existing tolerancing standards and everyday tolerancing practice still lead to ill-defined products, excessive manufacturing costs and unexpected failures. Research and improvement of education in tolerancing are hot items today.
Global Consistency of Tolerances gives an excellent overview of the recent developments in the field of Computer-Aided Tolerancing, including such topics as tolerance specification; tolerance analysis; tolerance synthesis; tolerance representation; geometric product specification; functional product analysis; statistical tolerancing; education of tolerancing; computational metrology; tolerancing standards; and industrial applications and CAT systems.
This book is well suited to users of new generation CADCAM systems who want to use the available tolerancing possibilities properly. It can also be used as a starting point for research activities.


Analog-Digital-Umsetzer Mathematica computer computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) geometry manufacturing metrology

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred van Houten
    • 1
  • Hubert Kals
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5198-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1705-2
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