The Applicability of CAT tools in industry – boundaries and challenges in tolerance engineering practice observed in a medical device company

Nökkvi Sigurdarson*, Tobias Eifler, Martin Ebro

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    Abstract

    While the capabilities of computer-aided tolerancing (CAT) tools are increasing continuously, their compatibility with design processes in industry is not necessarily a given. This paper seeks to examine potential method barriers and challenges that limit the applicability and general uptake of CAT software in industry, through interviews with practitioners ranging from tolerance engineering specialists to project managers. The study identifies several issues met by practitioners that limits or prevents their use of CAT software, pointing to several unmet needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProcedia CIRP
    Volume75
    Pages (from-to)261-266
    ISSN2212-8271
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event15th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing (CIRP CAT 2018) - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 11 Jun 201813 Jun 2018
    Conference number: 15
    http://www.cirpcat2018.polimi.it/

    Conference

    Conference15th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing (CIRP CAT 2018)
    Number15
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityMilan
    Period11/06/201813/06/2018
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Tolerance design
    • Tolerance analysis
    • Variation simulation
    • Computer-Aided Tolerancing

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