Using economic criteria to establish manufacturing tolerances

  • J.A. HerediaEmail author
  • F. Romero
Original Article


In this article, we propose an approximate, but easily applicable, method that uses economic criteria to determine where to establish manufacturing tolerances when 100% inspection is performed. The method considers the Taguchi loss function and the relation between cost and manufacturing tolerance. The method we propose moves away from the usual approach in that it deals explicitly with the dependence of manufacturing costs of the products sold with respect to the manufacturing tolerance .


Inspection Manufacturing costs Quality loss Tolerances 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dep. of TechnologyUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain

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