Dimensioning philosophy and choice of tolerances is a design function that affects not only the product's function and performance, but also its manufacture and assembly. Tolerances constrain feasible methods of manufacture, strongly influence the cost of manufacture, affect the ease and sequence of assembly, and determine the specifications of assembly technology such as jigs and fixtures, assembly machines, robots, and grippers. We discuss variation sources and classes and review the current 3D tolerance analysis technology for assembly process planning.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning (ISATP2001)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fukuoka, Japan, 28-29 May 2001|
|Publisher||IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|MoE publication type||B3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings|