RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Allocation of Tolerances to Minimize Cost of Assembly

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M. F. Spotts

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

J. Eng. Ind 95(3), 762-764 (Aug 01, 1973) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438222 History: Received June 07, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


When there are variations in the costs of producing the dimensions directly involved in an assembly, the paper shows how to allocate the tolerances to give the assembly of minimum cost.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
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