The Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification: Engineering Drawing
Neil Phelps and Colin Simmons
This book is a guide to Technical Product Specifications (TPS) in relation to BS 8888, specifically engineering drawings.
This Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification is intended as a companion to the standard BS 8888 Technical product specification for technical product realisation.
The book offers straightforward guidance, together with pictorial representations, to all practitioners of technical product specification. It combines the tools engineers need to engage in design specification, manufacturing and verification, with the essential basic information required for specifying a product or component.
As major sectors continue to adopt BS 8888 (particularly in defence contracts), the need to use BS 8888 becomes more pressing. This publication presents up-to-date information on the technical drawing aspects of BS 8888, in a manner similar to the presentation in the old BS 308, and will help users trained in BS 308 to adapt to the new standards.
It includes comprehensive sections extracted from and referenced to international standards relating to linear, geometric and surface texture dimensioning and tolerancing, together with the practice of welding symbology, limits and fits, and thread data. It also includes an illustrated index to all standards referenced in BS 8888.
About the Authors
Colin H Simmons, IEng FIED, is an International Engineering Standards Consultant and a member of British Standards and ISO committees dealing with technical product documentation and technical product specifications. He is a former practising mechanical design engineer and Chief Standards Engineer of Lucas Industries, and is the author of many publications, including the revisions of PP 8888-1, Drawing Practice: A guide for schools and colleges to BS 8888:2006, Technical product specification and PP 8888-2, Engineering Drawing Practice: A guide for further and higher education to BS 8888:2006, Technical product specification, co-authored with Neil Phelps.
Neil Phelps, IEng MIED, MIET is a time-served mechanical engineer currently working as a design manager within a manufacturing environment. He is a member of the BSI committees responsible for technical product realization, technical product documentation, BS 8888 and BS 8887 and is chairman of the committee covering digital product specification. He is also a member of two ISO Technical Committees responsible for technical product documentation and dimensional and geometrical product specification and verification. Together with Colin Simmons, he has revised the BSI publications PP 8888-1 and PP 8888-2.
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PP 8888-1:2007 A guide for schools and colleges to BS 8888:2006, Technical Product Specification single copy (packs of 5 are also available)
PP 8888-2:2007 Engineering drawing practice: a guide for further and higher education to BS 8888:2006, Technical product specification (TPS) (packs of 5 are also available)
BS 8887-1:2006 Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE). General concepts, process and requirements
BS 8887-2:2009 Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end- of-life processing (MADE). Terms and definitions