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What is Tolerance Analysis and Why Do We Use It?

What is Tolerance Analysis?

Part 2 of DCS's Back to Basics Series

Tolerance analysis is the name given to a number of processes used to determine the overall variation and effect of variation on products stemming from imperfections in manufactured parts.

As part of the tolerance analysis process, both original sources of the  variation  are determined, as well as a stack-up, that is, the combined variation of all parts in a given assembly. By analyzing the effects of dimensional part and process variation (tolerance analysis), manufacturers can better understand the source of dimensional variability within their design, rooting out potential issues before they become problems, reducing scrap rates, assembly fit issues and meeting customer expectations for dimensional quality.

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis

Back to Basics - A Blog Series Part 1 What is Dimensional Engineering?

Back to Basics Part 1 -

Dimensional Engineering as a Standardized Methodology

For the next few weeks we're going to be going back to basics, discussing Dimensional Management, Tolerance Analysis and Quality Processes

As in many activities such as sports, cooking and especially engineering, a strong foundation is key to success. Whether this is foundational skills like dribbling in Soccer (or Football), chopping and taste testing in cooking, or accounting principles in business, these skills are key to both success and to developing new, advanced skills. In quality and dimensional management, understanding dimensional engineering, tolerance analysis (and oftentimes GD&T), and having clear measurement strategies are important to creating successful projects. 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis QDM

DCS Workshops Teach Tolerance Analysis Skills - FEA and Modeling Tips

DCS Workshops Teach Tolerance Analysis Skills - FEA and Modeling Tips

DCS Workshops at the DCS Global Technology Conference teach new users how to bring Finite Element Analysis into their tolerance analysis simulations and a series of tips, tools and tactics to improve modeling speed and efficiency.

From Tackling Tough Tolerance Analysis Scenarios - DCS Conference Day 3

DCS Workshops - Modeling Efficiencies and FEA Compliant Modeler

With the morning over, the room was re-formed into two smaller rooms to conduct the training workshops. There were two workshops in total, and all attendees were able to attend one, then the other. 
Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T FEA CATIA V6 Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Global Technology Conference

DCS Partners Come From Across the Globe - DCS Conference

DCS Regional Partners Travel From Across the Globe to Discuss Tolerance Analysis

DCS provides regional software and support through a network of partner companies who journeyed to Detroit to join the DCS Global Technology Conference

The DCS Conference was a big success with attendees coming from global manufacturers across the globe to present tips, success stories and discuss tolerance analysis. 

Topics: Tolerance Analysis Press Release Global Technology Conference

Tackling Tough Tolerance Analysis Scenarios - DCS Conference Day 3

Experts in Tolerance Analysis Share Their Insight Into Handling Tough Tolerance Analysis Scenarios

Not every model is three pieces of sheet metal and a simple set of bolts. Some models pose a greater challenge than others, and these presenters and workshops combined to help users tackle those challenges. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Perceived Quality Tolerance Analysis SPC FEA CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

Industry Successes with Tolerance Analysis and SPC - DCS Conference Day 2

Manufacturers From Across the Globe Share Their Successes with 3DCS and Tolerance Analysis

Day 2 of the DCS Conference featured a variety of manufacturers and engineers sharing their experiences and successes with tolerance analysis and QDM WEB and how they have benefited as a result. Here are the highlights from the day:

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Perceived Quality Tolerance Analysis SPC FEA CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo