Variation Analysis considering manual assembly complexity in a CAT tool.
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Virtual geometry assurance is a key component of today┬┤s product development. Much of the virtual geometry assurance is done in Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT) tools. Earlier research has shown that manual assembly complexity influences the geometrical quality of the product and that assembly tolerances are seldom used in CAT simulations for manual assembly parts. In this study a method for including manual assembly complexity in variation analysis in CAT is introduced and discussed.The method has been tested and implemented in a CAT tool using a real industrial case with promising results.

Complexity

Tolerancing

Robust Design

Author

Mikael Rosenqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Ann-Christine Falck

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Lars Lindkvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 43 94-99

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.020

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Created

10/8/2017