Essential Guide for Engineering Drawing helps users of BS 308 adapt to BS 8888

New book:
The Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification: Engineering Drawing
Neil Phelps and Colin Simmons

This book is intended as a companion to the standard BS 8888:2008 Technical product specification. It offers straightforward guidance and pictorial representations to engineers engaged in design specification, manufacturing, and verification with the essential basic information required for specifying a product or component.

As major sectors continue to adopt BS 8888 (particularly in defence contracts), the need to use BS 8888 becomes more pressing. It presents up-to-date information on technical drawing, in a manner similar to the presentation in the old BS 308, and will help users trained in BS 308 to adapt to the new standards.

It includes comprehensive sections extracted from, and referenced to, international standards relating to linear, geometric and surface texture dimensioning and tolerancing, together with the practice of welding symbology, limits and fits, and thread data. It also includes an illustrated index to all standards referenced in BS 8888.

About the Authors
Colin H Simmons , IEng FIED, is an International Engineering Standards Consultant and a member of British Standards and ISO committees dealing with technical product documentation and technical product specifications. He is a former practising mechanical design engineer and Chief Standards Engineer of Lucas Industries, and is the author of many publications, including the revisions of PP 8888-1, Drawing Practice: A guide for schools and colleges to BS 8888:2006, Technical product specification and PP 8888-2, Engineering Drawing Practice: A guide for further and higher education to BS 8888:2006, Technical product specification, co-authored with Neil Phelps.

Neil Phelps, IEng MIED, MIET is a mechanical engineer currently working as a design manager within a manufacturing environment. He is a member of the BSI committees responsible for technical product realization, technical product documentation, BS 8888 and BS 8887 and is chairman of the committee covering digital product specification. He is also a member of two ISO Technical Committees responsible for technical product documentation and dimensional and geometrical product specification and verification. Together with Colin Simmons, he has revised the BSI publications PP 8888-1 and PP 8888-2.