Robust design and geometry assurance considering assembly ergonomics
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The objective of this study was to explore how assembly ergonomics issues were regarded by geometry engineers. Therefore, 21 geometry engineers in two manufacturing companies were interviewed. Their answers show good awareness of the implications of poor assembly ergonomics but appropriate working procedures and support in CAT (Computer Aided Tolerancing) tool are missing. 95% of the respondents would like to add consideration to assembly ergonomics in their CAT simulation. Based on this study a number of assembly factors that need to be included and considered in locating scheme definition and geometric stability analysis are identified and presented. Altogether, the results show a need for organizational change and CAT tool development.

design for assembly

tolerance analysis and design

robust design


Mikael Rosenqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Ann-Christine Falck

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, Nov. 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA

Vol. 3 PARTS A, B, AND C 97-104

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Areas of Advance






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