BS 8888:2008 - Technical product specification. Specification – BSI British Standards

BS 8888:2008

Technical product specification. Specification

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : November 2008 Replaced By : BS 8888:2011

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What is BS 8888:2008?

BS 8888:2008 brings together all the international standards needed to prepare technical product specifications in one simple document. This standard helps users to understand the ISO system of product specification relating to technical drawings, engineering drawings and other technical documents better. It sets out a comprehensive index of the standards in the ISO system, and references them according to their specific areas and application. BS 8888:2008 also gives practical recommendations on how UK businesses can apply these standards.

How does it work?

BS 8888:2008 gives users access to one reference source that has all the information they need. It contains easy-to-understand graphic representations of products and graphic symbols, and smoothes the process from the design to manufacturing phase. This standard also covers dimensional tolerances, data security and the marking of products. BS 8888:2008 was developed to shorten product development time and get products to the market faster. 

Who should buy it?

  • Draftsmen
  • Technical product designers
  • Managers responsible for technical product specification
  • 3D CAD designers
  • Quality assurers

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Standard NumberBS 8888:2008
TitleTechnical product specification. Specification
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 November 2008
Withdrawn Date31 December 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS 8888:2011
ReplacesBS 8888:2006
Draft Superseded By08/30171388 DC
DescriptorsDimensions, Drawings, Data representation, Technical documents, Product specification, Data security, Dimensional tolerances, Symbols, Diagrams, Marking, Data storage, Surfaces, Graphic symbols, Documents, Abbreviations, Graphic representation, Technical drawing, Engineering drawings
ISBN978 0 580 60368 6
File Size916 KB

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