What is BS 8888?
BS 8888:2011 brings together, in one easy-to-follow document, all international standards needed to prepare technical product specifications (TPS), in accordance with geometrical product specification principles.
BS 8888 helps you to make better use of the ISO system of product specification because it covers more than just engineering drawing: instead you will find all aspects of technical product specification, including, for instance, the use of 3D CAD models to define component geometry are demonstrated.
Benefits of BS 8888
BS 8888 ensures you will:
- Have access to one reference source with all information
- Speak the same language when specifying and graphically representing products
- Are precise in their application by leaving no room for misinterpretation
- Help the smooth transfer of design concept to manufacturing process
- Shorten product development time
- Increase speed to market
Why has BS 8888 been upgraded?
This revision of BS 8888 introduces the new international documentation and geometrical product specification standards published since the 2008 edition. It also incorporates more fully than previous editions some of the fundamental requirements of the key international standards relevant to the preparation of technical product specifications, in particular BS EN ISO 1101 on geometrical tolerancing and BS EN ISO 5459 on datums.
These changes to the structure and content of BS 8888 are intended to make the standard more user friendly for the UK industry. The inclusion of fundamental requirements and principles will help you better understand and implement the full complement of International Standards developed by ISO/TC 213, Geometrical product specifications and verification, and ISO/TC 10, Technical product documentation.