Analysis of Approaches of Tolerance Allocation regarding to Economic Efficiency

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Gust, Peter; Sersch, Alina; Steger, Tobias; Schluer, Christoph
Series: ICED
Institution: University of Wuppertal
Section: Robust Design
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ISSN: 2220-4342


The aim of this paper is to examine the current state of research on tolerance-induced costs in Germany. Through a literature research already existing approaches for the determination of costs related to tolerances during the specification of technical components are pointed out and possible approaches for the reduction of these costs are presented. In addition, the actuality of these approaches will be considered. One question that is supposed to be answered here is to what state of standard for the specification of components these approaches can be assigned to. On the other hand, it should be clarified whether the existing approaches are applicable to the currently valid standard system of the Geometrical Product Specification (GPS).

Can the economic efficiency of the specifications selected for tolerancing be determined in a technical drawing during the product development process in accordance with GPS on the basis of the current state of research?

Keywords: Design engineering, Design to X, Tolerance representation and management, Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS), Economic efficiency


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