chapter  3
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Handling engineering information

The need for clear communications that cannot be misinterpreted was introduced in Chapter 2. It is necessary therefore to select means of communication and information sources that ensure that the correct information is provided and used. Engineering drawings are used to transmit and receive information concerning components to be manufactured and assembled. Engineering drawings will be considered in detail in Chapter 5. However, some information has to be given in writing. For example:

• Manufacturing instructions such as the name of the parts to be made, the number required, any special finishes required and the date by which they are required.