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BS 8887-1:2006

Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE). General concepts, process and requirements

Status : Confirmed, Current, Superseded   Published : October 2006 Replaced By : BS ISO 8887-1:2017



BS 8887 is appropriate to all types of manufacture and has the primary purpose of identifying and specifying the use of ISO Standards relevant to the design for manufacture. It is structured to provide the designer with a framework for the selection, preparation and presentation of appropriate documentation, so that the design concept can be transferred into and beyond the manufacturing environment.

BS 8887-1:2006 specifies the requirements for the preparation, content and structure of design output and the preparation of related technical product documentation for the manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE) of products.

It identifies and describes methodologies and conventions appropriate to the preparation of documentation, in whatever form, intended to transfer a design concept to manufacture, including the determination of required accuracy and tolerances for verification purposes. It also provides guidance on the application of principles and techniques to assist the designer in the preparation of unambiguous instructions, commensurate with the perceived complexity, role and life of the intended product.

In addressing end-of-life requirements, BS 8887-1:2006 extends beyond specification for the manufacture and assembly of products to incorporate recommendations on how best to incorporate into the documentation, guidance on the ultimate reuse, recovery, recycling and disposal of the components and materials used.


  • Normative references
  • Terms, definitions and abbreviations
  • Design process
  • Design brief
  • Design methodologies
  • Cost considerations
  • Industrial design
  • Detail design
  • Requirements for assembly
  • Life cycle considerations
  • Requirements for verification
  • Documentation
  • Established techniques which assist with the design process and their correct use
  • Industrial design
  • Life cycle considerations
  • Technical product realization - The TPR concept
  • Bibliography

List of figures:

  • The stages in the life of a product and the various DFX terms
  • Application of specific techniques showing best practice sequence of design methodologies
  • The stages in the life of a product, including the three routes of part end-of-life processing
  • Costs over the life of product design showing the difference between the incurred costs and the committed costs
  • Example of cost versus process
  • Concept diagram showing the twelve different definitions of size
  • Coverage between the TPR triumvirate standards
  • The dominant influence of BS 8888 in the relationship between BS 8887, BS 8888 and BS 8889.

BS 8888 CD cover




Also available - BS 8888:2008. Technical product specification (TPS). CD-ROM

Standard NumberBS 8887-1:2006
TitleDesign for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE). General concepts, process and requirements
StatusConfirmed, Current, Superseded
Publication Date31 October 2006
Confirm Date01 May 2017
Cross ReferencesBS 8888:2006, BS EN 1050, BS EN 20286-1, ISO 286-1, BS EN ISO 1043, BS EN ISO 11469, BS EN ISO 14040, BS EN ISO 14041, DD ISO/TS 17450-1, DD ISO/TS 17450-2, BS 73731:2001, BS 73732:2001, BS 8444-3, BS EN ISO 14660-1:2000, BS IEC 62198, BS ISO 7000, PD 6470:1975, PD ISO/TR 14062:2002, 2005/32/EC, 2002/96/EC, Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2005, End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005
Replaced ByBS ISO 8887-1:2017
Draft Superseded By06/30044269 DC
DescriptorsProduction processes, Production management, Recycling, Value analysis, Waste disposal, Product design, Industrial, Costs, Technical documents, Product specification, Design, Management, Production, Life cycle, Specifications, Verification, Assembling
ISBN0 580 49335 0
File Size520 KB

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