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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 855–860

Rapid optimization of cost-based tolerancing

Akira Yabe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 7, pp. 855-860 (2012)

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In this paper, a rapid optimization method of cost-based tolerancing is proposed. An example shows that only a few cases of the Monte Carlo simulation are necessary to find the best balance of the yield and the tolerance cost for the practical tolerancing problem.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2012
Published: February 24, 2012

Akira Yabe, "Rapid optimization of cost-based tolerancing," Appl. Opt. 51, 855-860 (2012)

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