ak-isogeotol-refguide_mockup_1Alex Krulikowski’s ISO Geometrical Tolerancing Reference Guide is now available for pre-order. The book has taken more than a year to complete and compiles a large amount of information about ISO 1101:2004 and its companion standards into one comprehensive, easily accessible reference guide. This handy reference saves companies from purchasing, researching, and organizing much of the information themselves.

The four major benefits the reference guide provides to your company include:

Ease of Use
ISO standards are organized as single topic documents. This system often means that several ISO standards are required to obtain a complete understanding of a subject. For example, ISO 5458 is the standard on the position tolerance; however, ISO 1101 – Geometrical Tolerances, and ISO 5459 – Datum Specification are also required if one has any hope of understanding any position tolerance specification. In addition, some applications would require ISO 10578:1992 –  Projected Tolerance Zones, and ISO 10579-NR –  Non-rigid Parts to understand a position tolerance specification.

The ISO Reference Guide simplifies using ISO standards by collecting volumes of information into one book with clearly marked topics. Cross-referenced concepts, a glossary, a topical index, and hundreds of easy-to-understand tables and figures complete the explanation of ISO practices. This thorough guidebook explains basic ISO dimensioning concepts and conventions, geometrical tolerances, surface texture and imperfections, and even includes a symbol-by-symbol comparison of ASME Y14.5 and ISO specifications.

Time Savings
Alex and two other dimensional engineering experts spent over a year completing the research, comparison, and analysis of the ISO geometrical product specification (GPS) system. This collective effort, combined with Alex’s insights from his contributions to the ISO TC213 Committee, increased the ability to sort through seemingly conflicting or vague ISO requirements. In industry, this reference guide can save companies hundreds of hours searching for tolerancing information spread over dozens of ISO standards.

Cost Savings
Most companies require multiple copies of their applicable standards. Even if a company could operate with one set of ISO standards for the engineers and designers in a technical center, one set for the machinist and inspectors in the plant, and one set for managers and senior staff to support sales negotiations and contract reviews, the cost could easily be more than $1000 US for each set of standards. Alex Krulikowski’s ISO Geometrical Tolerancing Reference Guide provides an accurate and easy-to-read explanation of these requirements for around $100 US.

Comprehensive Understanding of ISO GPS System
Alex Krulikowski’s ISO Geometrical Tolerancing Reference Guide is written with the influence of nearly 70 ISO geometrical product specification (GPS) standards. More than 20 ISO GPS standards are directly covered in the text, with dozens more cited throughout the book. This reference guide provides the user with a comprehensive understanding of the ISO GPS system and prepares the reader to better understand the text of the ISO standards themselves.