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
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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

  10. System for tolerance analysis

    1. A. Alvarez, J. I. Barbero, A. R. Carrillo, T. Gutiérrez, M. Aizpitarte
      Pages 207-214
  11. Industrial application I

    1. Rikard Söderberg, Lars Lindkvist
      Pages 231-240
    2. O. W. Salomons, R. E. Begelinger, E. Post, F. J. A. M. van Houten
      Pages 251-260
  12. Tolerance analysis: kinematic & dynamic effects

    1. Leo Joskowicz, Elisha Sacks
      Pages 261-270
    2. O. W. Salomons, J. A. van der Zwaag, J. Zijlstra, F. J. A. M. van Houten
      Pages 271-282
    3. O. W. Salomons, J. van der Zwaag, J. Zijlstra, F. J. A. M. van Houten
      Pages 283-292
  13. Tolerance evaluation & computational metrology

    1. Fumiki Tanaka, Takeshi Kishinami
      Pages 293-302
    2. Sunpasit Limnararat, Leonard E. Farmer
      Pages 303-312
    3. Richard J. Gerth, Pavlos Klonaris, Tilo Pfeiffer
      Pages 313-324
  14. Tolerance analysis: statistical approaches

    1. Bing Li, Utpal Roy
      Pages 325-334
    2. Utpal Roy, Bing Li
      Pages 335-344
    3. Toyoharu Sasaki, Masahiko Shinkai, Kohichiro Higashiyama, Fumiki Tanaka, Takeshi Kishinami
      Pages 345-354
  15. Industrial application II

    1. Eric Sellem, Charles André de Hillerin, André Clement, Alain Rivière
      Pages 355-364
  16. Global consistency and tolerance management

    1. Markus Wittmann, A.-W. Scheer
      Pages 375-383
    2. Spencer Graves, Søren Bisgaard
      Pages 385-394
  17. Tolerance analysis: new approaches

    1. Luc Laperrière, Philippe Lafond
      Pages 405-414
    2. F. Bennis, L. Pino, C. Fortin
      Pages 415-424
    3. Denis Teissandier, Yves Couetard, Vincent Delos
      Pages 425-434
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 435-438

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

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