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3 Reasons Why You Should be Using PMI, FTA and Digital GD&T

3 Reasons Why You Should be Using PMI, FTA and Digital GD&T

There are a lot of benefits to using digital GD&T in your CAD platform; here are 3 of the big ones. 

Automotive and aerospace manufacturers are leading the way with the application of digital GD&T technology. Applying digital GD&T to frame rails, aircraft skins, fuselages and body in white assemblies, these manufacturers are able accurately simulate part and process variation and then take steps to control and reduce its impact on the final build.  

Analyzing variation is faster and easier with access to CAD embedded GD&T 

This is the general application of GD&T in a digital environment, but what are the reasons to promote using digital GD&T in the first place? 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo

How Do You Create Actionable Information for Decision Making from Your Monte Carlo Analysis?

Your Monte Carlo Analysis Results Give Actionable Information - How Do You Share and Use That Data in a Meaningful Way?

Monte Carlo Analysis, using Monte Carlo simulation with tolerance variables and assembly processes, provides a lot of powerful outputs. Determining percent out of specification, critical features to quality, contributing parts and tolerances to out-of-spec scenarios, and more. These outputs can be used to reduce non-conformance in production, and thereby reduce scrap, rework and overall manufacturing costs. 

As anyone who has worked in the simulation environment knows, that's the goal. However, getting there isn't always easy. Most teams responsible for creating simulations then provide that data to managers, quality professionals, plant managers, designers and other teams that have to use that data to make changes and decisions. 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC Webinar QDM

Webinar: Use 3DCS to Feed Downstream Applications, CMM's and Inspection Planning

Webinar

Use 3DCS to Promote Downstream Applications and Inspection Planning

Don’t miss part 3 of the 3DCS Version 7.5 Webinar Series

In the next part of the Version 7.5 series, learn how to utilize your 3DCS model to accomplish a number of tasks and downstream applications such as:

  • Measurement Plan Authoring
  • CMM Routine Creation
  • Management Report Generation
  • Alignment of Supplier Quality 
  • Comparator Reports - Measured vs. Simulated
  • Tolerance Negotiation

 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC Webinar QDM

4 Reasons to Do Closed Loop Manufacturing

Why Does Anyone Want to Close the Loop?

Applying Closed Loop Manufacturing gives companies a powerful set of tools to improve quality.

What is Closed Loop? Click Here to find out!

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC QDM

Closed Loop Manufacturing: CAD Driven Supplier Quality and Continuous Quality Improvement

How Can You Drive Quality Improvement and Improve Supplier Quality with Model Based Definition?

Model Based Definition can be leveraged to drive supplier quality and create continuous quality improvement by connecting existing processes. 

CAD modeling and simulation is now a standard in many manufacturing businesses. These same manufacturers understand that measuring completed parts, and measuring incoming parts from suppliers, is an important part of validating quality. What Model Based Definition offers is the ability to use the completed CAD model and analysis to drive the entire quality process, creating a single source for specifications and quality information that, when applied throughout production, allows for manufacturing correlation and powerful problem solving to improve quality at every stage of the product lifecycle. 

What is Closed Loop Manufacturing?

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo Global Technology Conference

Proactively Control Quality with the Digital Twin (Closed Loop Quality)

Proactively Control Quality with the Digital Twin (Closed Loop Quality)

Using the CAD model as a digital twin to drive process can be a powerful tool for continuous quality improvement.

Regarding tolerance analysis and management, the continually reduced development time facing manufacturers ceaselessly creates negative effects at early stages in design and development. 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis QDM

Checklist: Steps to Create and Validate a 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Model 

Checklist: Steps to Create and Validate a 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Model

Creating accurate models can be difficult. There are a variety of steps and tools that need to be used in order to get results that can be applied to manufacturing with confidence. 

Modeling and simulation are important to reducing costs, but can be intimidating prospects for new users.

3DCS, by its very nature of being an advanced tolerance analysis tool, can be complicated for new users. Many of these users are at a loss when it comes to starting a new model on their own. Here is a checklist to help you with your modeling process. 

For more details on individual steps and processes, visit and register at the DCS Community: https://community.3dcs.com

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo

The New DCS Community - FAQ's and Discussion on Tolerance Analysis and SPC

The New DCS Community Brings Customers and Clients a Forum for Questions, Answers and Information on Tolerance Analysis and SPC

The New DCS Community houses an extensive FAQ, with clients able to post questions to be answered by DCS technical experts and DCS Software partners and users. 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis T&T SPC DE Focus Webinar QDM

Case Study: Structural and Functional Analysis of Drive Train of Major Vehicle System (Star Wars Humor)

Case Study: Structural and Functional Analysis of Drivetrain of Major Transportation System (Humor)

DCS was involved in a previously confidential assignment for a defense OEM to analyze the functional requirements of their primary vehicle's drivetrain. 

DCS has completed a number of projects for aerospace and defense companies, most of which cannot be disclosed. With the declassification of documents in recent years, some of these projects have been approved to be shown.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 QDM

Using Plant Data in Tolerance Analysis to Root Cause Production Issues - Webinar Oct 26th

Closing the Loop Webinar October 26th

Using Measured Plant Data for Problem Solving and Continuous Design Improvements in 3DCS

October 26th - How To Do Closed Loop Quality -- How to incorporate real data into your analysis. Find mean shifts, root cause production issues, test changes.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis Webinar QDM