BS 8888:2006 - Technical product specification (TPS). Specification – BSI British Standards

BS 8888:2006

Technical product specification (TPS). Specification

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : October 2006 Replaced By : BS 8888:2008

*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the
Customer Relations, +44 345 086 9001

BS 8888:2006 is an integrated systems, an enhanced tool-box and roadmap for technical specification documents. It provides designers, engineers, quality managers and metrologists with a set of requirements for the preparation of all forms of technical product documentation.

The requirements are inter-linked substantially to international and European Standards, implemented as British Standards.

The need for standardized technical product specifications
Developed in response to worldwide business and industry trends, its application can help in:

  • Outsourcing/subcontracting to reduce fixed cost overheads
  • Global manufacturing resources, with attendant language implications
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques increasingly dependent upon digital data transfer
  • Sophisticated metrology, applied to verify workpiece functionality.

Why use BS 8888?

Using BS 8888 encourages a common system, a common language and a common understanding in the technical product specification area. It will help designers to order their output of design so that a product concept will be fully realized through the manufacturing process, it will ensure users:

  • 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
  • save time and money.

BS 8888 CD cover



SAVE!  Buy the BS 8888 TPS collection on CD-ROM



bip 2155New book

The Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification: Engineering Drawing


Standard NumberBS 8888:2006
TitleTechnical product specification (TPS). Specification
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 October 2006
Withdrawn Date30 November 2008
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN ISO 8826-1, BS E, BS EN ISO 3098-2, BS ISO 128-25, BS ISO 7573, BS EN ISO 3098-3, BS EN ISO 9222-2, BS EN ISO 13565-2, BS EN ISO 3098-0, BS ISO 128-24, BS ISO 31-12, BS EN ISO 6410-1, BS 5070-3, BS EN ISO 1119, BS ISO 5459, BS ISO 128-50, BS EN ISO 4288, BS EN ISO 6412-3, BS 2917-1, BS EN ISO 3098-5, BS EN ISO 8785, BS EN ISO 5456-2, BS ISO 31-2, BS ISO 5456-4, BS 6615, BS EN ISO 128-20, BS ISO 8015, BS ISO 31-6, BS ISO 31-3, BS EN ISO 10209-2, BS ISO 128-22, BS 5070-4, BS EN ISO 6412-2, BS ISO 10579, BS EN ISO 5458, BS EN ISO 6428, BS 5070-1, BS EN ISO 7083, BS EN ISO 5845-1, BS ISO 31-7, BS ISO 31-5, BS EN ISO 5457, BS EN ISO 4063, BS EN ISO 2203, BS ISO 3040, BS ISO 31-9, BS ISO 31-0, BS EN ISO 11442-3, BS ISO 10209-1, BS EN ISO 1660, BS ISO 10578, BS EN ISO 11442-1, BS EN ISO 9222-1, BS ISO 406, BS ISO 1000, BS ISO 31-11, BS ISO 11442-5, BS ISO 128-40, BS EN ISO 12085, BS ISO 2692, BS EN ISO 2162-2, BS 4500-5, BS EN ISO 3098-4, BS ISO 128-30, BS EN ISO 3274, BS EN ISO 6410-3, BS EN ISO 5261, BS ISO 129-1:2018, BS ISO 13715:2017, BS EN ISO 7200:2004, BS EN ISO 1302, BS
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO 14617-12, BS EN 61082-2, BS ISO 14617-5, BS ISO 14617-10, BS 4235-1, BS ISO 14617-9, BS EN ISO 5456-1, BS ISO 14617-4, BS ISO 14617-7, BS EN ISO 3952-2, BS EN ISO 3952-3, BS ISO 16016, BS 7000-10, BS 8444-3, BS EN ISO 3952-1, BS ISO 14617-2, BS ISO 14617-1, BS 7000-1, BS EN ISO 3952-4, BS ISO 14617-8, BS ISO 14617-3, BS ISO 14617-6, BS 4235-2, BS EN 60300-3-3:2017, BS 7000-2, BS ISO 14617-11, BS EN 61160, BS EN 10243-1
Replaced ByBS 8888:2008
ReplacesBS 8888:2004
Amended ByBS8888:2006 Technical product specification (TPS) - Specification
Corrigendum, December 2006
DescriptorsData representation, Engineering drawings, Dimensional tolerances, Graphic symbols, Data security, Graphic representation, Drawings, Technical drawing, Data storage, Product specification, Dimensions, Marking, Symbols, Documents, Technical documents, Diagrams, Surfaces, Abbreviations
ISBN0 580 49398 9
File Size1.941 MB

*To ask about withdrawn titles contact the
Customer Relations, +44 345 086 9001
 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months


Access, view and download standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites with BSOL

Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version

Customers who bought this product also bought

  • BS 8887-1:2006
    Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE) General concepts, process and requirements
  • PP 8888-2:2007 - SET
    Engineering drawing practice: a guide for further and higher education to BS 8888:2006, Technical product specification (TPS)