Including measures of assembly complexity in proactive geometry assurance, a case study.
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Geometry assurance is an important part of quality assurance in the manufacturing industry. Typically virtual geometry assurance is done in Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT) tools. Earlier research shows that assembly complexity influences the product quality but is not considered in CAT simulations. Recently a new robustness value in CAT has been introduced that not only considers sensitivity to variation but also the complexity of the assembly.This study tests this in two industrial case studies. The case studies show good conformance between actual results and simulated results verifying that assembly complexity influences geometrical quality and the benefits of including it in early geometry assurance activities.

Assembly

Robust Design

Complexity

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

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 151-156

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.01.194

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10/7/2017