Most books on standardization describe the impact of ISO and related organizations on many industries. While this is great for managing an organization, it leaves engineers asking questions such as “what are the effects of standards on my designs?” and “how can I use standardization to benefit my work?” Standards for Engineering Design and Manufacturing provides hands-on knowledge for incorporating standards into the entire process from design bench to factory floor.
The book’s five self-contained sections consider the scope of design and manufacturing, standards for the design of discrete products, standards for the manufacture of discrete products, standards for the use of discrete products, as well as support standards. The authors survey in detail the major standards-setting organizations and outline the procedure for developing standards. They consider standards from the perspective of product, equipment, and end-user, using this as a platform to explain the economic benefits of standardization. Case studies in every section illustrate the concepts and offer practical insight for using standards in CAD/CAM, selection of components, process planning, human/machine interaction, and computer interfacing.
With its modular approach and practical wisdom based on the authors’ years of broad experience, Standards for Engineering Design and Manufacturing supplies the tools to incorporate standards into every stage of design and manufacturing.
For a summary of chapters, as well as illustrations and tools from the book, visit
Engineering Design and Manufacturing of Discrete Products: The Scope. Engineering Design and Manufacturing. Standards and Standards Organizations. Parametric Design and Manufacturing of Hand Tools: A Case Study. Standards in Engineering Design of Discrete Products. Review of Standards Related to Techniques for Engineering Design: A Product Perspective. Discrete Product Development with Pertinent Standards: A Case Study. Standards in Manufacturing of Discrete Products. Review of Standards for Manufacturing: Equipment Perspective. Process Planning for a Revolute Robot using Pertinent Standards: A Case Study. Standards for the Use of Discrete Products. Review of Standards Related to the Usage of Discrete Product: A User’s Perspective. Application of Human Factors to Design and Manufacturing of Discrete Products: A Case Study. Support Standards in Design and Manufacture of Discrete Products. Review of Support Standards. Digital Interfacing and Control Software Development: A Case Study. Appendices. Index.