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Mechanics of Accuracy in Engineering Design of Machines and Robots Volume II: Stiffness and Metrology
By
Vladimir T. Portman
Vladimir T. Portman
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ISBN:
9780791861691
No. of Pages:
344
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2019

The term “dimensional chain” (DC) is a fundamental concept related to the tolerancing of size, form, and position of features in machine parts and whole systems relating to different manufacturing stages: design, process planning, machining, measuring, and assembling. Formally, the DC presents a single loop of (linear and/or angular) dimensions, one of which is a closing link (closing dimension) and the others are input dimensions. Thanks to its closeness to the engineering design process and engineering metrology, this concept is successfully used for the establishment and observance of tolerances.

8.1
Introduction
8.2
Dimensional chains
8.3
Application to tolerances of location and orientation
8.4
Example of spatial dimensional chain
8.5
Conclusions
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