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Unformatted text preview: ot;) $ $ An Efficient Solution to the Discrete Least-Cost Tolerance Allocation Problem with General Loss Functions J. Lööf *, T. Hermansson**, R. Söderberg*** *Chalmers University of Technology, Product and Production Development, SE-412 96 Göteborg Sweden, [email protected] **Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre, Chalmers Science Park, SE-412 88 Göteborg Sweden, [email protected] ***Chalmers University of Technology, Product and Production Development, SE-412 96 Göteborg Sweden, [email protected] Abstract: The tolerance allocation problem consists of choosing tolerances on dimensions of a complex assembly so that they combine into an ‘optimal state’ while retaining certain requirements. This optimal state often coincides with the minimum manufacturing cost of the product. Sometimes it is balanced with an artificial cost that the deviation from target induces on the quality of the product. This paper analyses and suggests a solution to the discrete allocation problem. It also extends the problem to include treati...
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