The tolerances of welded chassis are usually defined and adjusted in very expensive trials and errors on the shop floor. Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT) tools are capable to optimize the tolerances of given product and process. However, the optimization is limited since the manufacturing process is already mostly defined by the early choices of product design. Therefore, we propose an integrated design method that considers the assembly operations before the detail design of the chassis and the concept design of the fixture system. The method consists in four phases, namely functional analysis in the CAD environment, assembly sequence modelling in the CAT tool, Design Of Simulation Experiment on the stack of the tolerance ranges and finally optimization of the tolerances. A case study on a car chassis demonstrates the effectiveness of the method. The method enables to selectively assign tight tolerances only on the main contributors in the stack, while generally requiring cheaper assembly operations. Moreover, a virtual fixture system is the input for the assembly equipment design as on optimized set of specifications, thus potentially reducing the number of trials and errors on the shop floor.

Integrated design method for optimal tolerance stack evaluation for top class automotive chassis. In Advances on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Manufacturing (pp. 1013-1022). Springer International Publishing / Panari, Davide; Renzi, Cristina; Vergnano, Alberto; Bonazzi, Enrico; Leali, Francesco. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 1013-1022. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (JCM) tenutosi a Catania, ITALY nel SEP 14-16, 2016 [10.1007/978-3-319-45781-9_101].

Integrated design method for optimal tolerance stack evaluation for top class automotive chassis. In Advances on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Manufacturing (pp. 1013-1022). Springer International Publishing.

PANARI, DAVIDE;RENZI, Cristina;VERGNANO, ALBERTO;BONAZZI, ENRICO;LEALI, Francesco
2017

Abstract

The tolerances of welded chassis are usually defined and adjusted in very expensive trials and errors on the shop floor. Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT) tools are capable to optimize the tolerances of given product and process. However, the optimization is limited since the manufacturing process is already mostly defined by the early choices of product design. Therefore, we propose an integrated design method that considers the assembly operations before the detail design of the chassis and the concept design of the fixture system. The method consists in four phases, namely functional analysis in the CAD environment, assembly sequence modelling in the CAT tool, Design Of Simulation Experiment on the stack of the tolerance ranges and finally optimization of the tolerances. A case study on a car chassis demonstrates the effectiveness of the method. The method enables to selectively assign tight tolerances only on the main contributors in the stack, while generally requiring cheaper assembly operations. Moreover, a virtual fixture system is the input for the assembly equipment design as on optimized set of specifications, thus potentially reducing the number of trials and errors on the shop floor.
3-set-2016
International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (JCM)
Catania, ITALY
SEP 14-16, 2016
1013
1022
Panari, Davide; Renzi, Cristina; Vergnano, Alberto; Bonazzi, Enrico; Leali, Francesco
Integrated design method for optimal tolerance stack evaluation for top class automotive chassis. In Advances on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Manufacturing (pp. 1013-1022). Springer International Publishing / Panari, Davide; Renzi, Cristina; Vergnano, Alberto; Bonazzi, Enrico; Leali, Francesco. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 1013-1022. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (JCM) tenutosi a Catania, ITALY nel SEP 14-16, 2016 [10.1007/978-3-319-45781-9_101].
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