1st Edition

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Applications and Techniques for Use in Design: Manufacturing, and Inspection

By James D. Meadows Copyright 1995

    Explaining the symbology of dimensioning and tolerancing and introducing a step-by-step system for geometric definition, this book provides examples for the application of geometric controls. The author breaks down the language of geometric product definition into a series of steps that consist of significant questions to be asked at any point in the product definition. He addresses functional requirements and manufacturing techniques, measurement, inspection, and gaging procedures. The book illustrates how symbology is best utilized, in what order it should be applied, and how each geometric control anticipates, integrates, and complements all other geometric controls on a part and in an assembly.

    Preface, Introduction, Chapter #1 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Chapter #2 Maximum Material Condition, Least Material Condition, and Regardless of Feature Size, Chapter #3 How to Read a Feature Control Frame, Chapter #4 Size Controls Form, Chapter #5 Rules, Concepts, Characteristics and Untoleranced Dimensions, Chapter #6 Datums, Chapter #7 The Maximum Material Condition Symbol and It<, Ramifications, Chapter #8 Relationships Between Individual Features, Chapter #9 Virtual Condition and Resultant Condition Boundaries, Chapter #10 Datum Feature of Size Representation, Chapter #11 Form Controls, Chapter #12 Orientation Controls, Chapter #13 Profile, Chapter #14 Runout, Chapter #15 Location, Chapter #16 A Logical Approach to Part Tolerancing, Chapter #17 Dimensioning and Tolerancing Schemes, Chapter #18 Steps for the Development of a Dimensional Inspection Plan, Chapter #19 Paper Gaging, Definitions, Bibliography, Index


    James D. Meadows