On the producibility of composite position tolerance specifications for patterns of holes

Shrikant V. Ranade, El-amine Lehtihet, Tom M. Cavalier

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A composite position tolerance verification algorithm is embedded in a simulation program to explore the producibility of three composite position tolerance variants for patterns of holes. The influence of some selective design and manufacturing variables on producibility is simulated and evaluated. It is shown that design variables such as specification variant, material condition modifier and number of holes in the pattern have a significant influence on producibility. The influence of manufacturing variables such as orientation error and numerical control path programming in the presence of axis reversal error are also simulated and discussed. Detailed graphs of these effects are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1305-1321
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - May 10 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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