Tolerance control in the machining of discrete components

R. O. Mittal, S. A. Irani, E. A. Lehtihet

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Tolerance charting is a manual procedure for controlling tolerance stack up when the machining of a component involves interdependent tolerance chains. Such a heuristic, experience-based method of allocating tolerances to individual cuts of a process plan can be embodied in a computer based module. This paper presents a graph theoretic representation for a tolerance chart and a linear programming model for optimum allocation of tolerances among individual machining cuts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-246
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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