Integrate dimensional quality parameters as part of product design and the manufacturing planning process to avoid costly product quality issues:
Leverage the semantic representation of product manufacturing information (PMI) in support of model-based quality engineering to automate feature and tolerance definition and drive better dimensional quality.
Extract and validate PMI from various authoring sources via the industry standard JT™ data format. This provides feature-based capabilities using tolerances based on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) methods and standards, and downstream computation, augmentation and consumption for all dimensional quality analysis and inspection requirements.
Simulate manufacturing and assembly processes using dimensional analysis to predict and quantify the amounts and causes of variation in a robust 3D environment.
The software leverages Monte Carlo simulation and a conjoin assembly constraint engine for static and kinematic assembly operations within the full range of allowable constraints. Integrate with finite element analysis solvers for comprehension of component flexibility due to clamping, welding and springback.
Manufacturing costs can be reduced by maximizing allowable part tolerances while still controlling critical assembly dimensional specifications. Control these dimensional characteristics to minimize scrap, rework and warranty defects. Identify critical dimensional, tolerance and assembly processes that are key contributors to variation.
By adding manufacturing capability data into variation analysis you can perform real-time root cause analysis of production build problems, helping you improve quality by ensuring that parts fit together properly the first time.
Capture and ensure build quality with real-time collection, storage, management, reporting and analysis of measured product quality data to fix errors faster:
Automate report publishing to easily populate preconfigured report templates with collected quality measurements. Produce historical summary reports to consolidate extremely large amounts of measurement data, enabling decision makers to quickly review this information and use it to make metrics-based design and manufacturing decisions.
Compare processes or factories, understand process stability and summarize your company’s manufacturing performance over any time period.
Plan the process to manage, update and capture as-designed measurement points and measurement plans in a manufacturing database. Decision makers can access this data at any time and from anywhere for selected information retrieval.
Define your measurement process coordinated with product design, manufacturing planning and factory layout to ensure that dimensional measurement is integrated into your build quality planning process well in advance of production launch and execution.
Monitor and capture measurement data from any device during production and load it into Teamcenter software using automated tools to proactively identify quality trends.
Leverage support for all formats and post-processing needs. Consolidate the quality data collection from all measurement devices in your factories into a single system for better understanding of build quality.
Combine sophisticated statistical techniques with 3D geometry capabilities to rapidly identify the root causes to build quality issues found in production.
Close the loop between design and production to go beyond the limitations of fragmented quality solutions. Connect and integrate build quality knowledge directly into your mainstream product design and manufacturing processes.
Chery Automobile uses Teamcenter and Tecnomatix software to increase efficiency and improve quality in research and development.
Industry:Automotive & transportation
Location:Wuhu, Anhui Province, China
Siemens Software:NX, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix