Tolerance 360 is a feature rich application that saves design engineers hundreds of hours of work.
Tolerance360 seamlessly integrates all aspects of tolerance analysis – from design to manufacturing to quality engineering. The System manages and automatically updates part design, actual inspection data, and tolerance analysis results to drastically improve design process efficiency by connecting the dots between CAD design, manufacturing, and quality assurance.
Increase in Productivity
Automatic Stack Updates
The benefits of this centralized system allow for:
Automatic detection and updating of modified dimensions
Detection of stacks containing modified dimensions
Automatic updating of stacks & results
Reduces the chance to make mistakes by reducing manual intervention
The same revision level is used by all engineers
Smart device integration using the iOS App
Inspection Data Management and Assessment
A major benefit of this system is that First Article Inspection (FAI) data can be stored, managed and assessed much more easily. With this system, FAI reports can be prepared with the click of a button. Suppliers can fill in the inspection data quickly. Then the data can be imported back to the central T360 warehouse, allowing engineers to compare and simulate the tolerance stacks with the FAI data and the original design requirements. This helps engineers manage non-conforming requirements, relax tight tolerances on non-critical parts to cut the manufacturing costs, and also reduce design cycle time with the as-built FAI data incorporated into the design process.
T360 is far more than a standard tolerance analysis solution. The application provides advanced and powerful tools to fine-tune Tolerance Analysis for higher accuracy and better cost-effectiveness. Some of these advanced tools are as follows:
allows the engineers to realize possible impacts on the current stacks and/or all existing stacks if changes are made to the design
allows the user to quickly recognize how each component/part can impact other components /parts on the same tolerance stack
Monte Carlo Simulations
allow the users to perform advanced statistical Tolerance Analysis on the tolerance stacks whose components/parts may have different levels of process capabilities and on the non-linear tolerance stacks whose standard RSS method cannot provide accurate results
Incorporation of Full GD&T Requirements into Tolerance Analysis
The system provides GD&T capabilities in its tolerance analysis application. The predefined rules and formulas to handle GD&T-based tolerance analysis are stored in the database. The application is dynamic enough to automatically apply these rules and formulas to the basic dimensions and geometric tolerances in conjunction with associated GD&T requirements if they are applied.
TOLERANCE ANALYSIS & DIMENSIONAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Excel-based Tolerance Analysis Application
.NET APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
COMPLETE SUITE OF INSPECTION DATA MANAGEMENT
Ease of Use
The interaction interface of the T360 software is intuitively simple and common – it’s Microsoft Excel. Studies have found that most design engineers use Excel to perform tolerance stack-up & analysis. So, T360 takes advantage of this tool, thus providing an interface that users are already familiar with.
Dashboard reporting and high-level summary information is available via the T360 app for iPhone users. This complimentary software module lets engineers keep essential and critical information at their fingertips when a full version of the software is not needed.
Sophistication of Database System
At the core of this system lies a sophisticated database to warehouse complex application logic, volumes of part records, and tolerance analysis information. This enforces the standardization and centralization of design requirements, inspection data, and tolerance analysis information in one application, one storehouse with one version of truth. Such a bold feature helps eliminate confusion, reduces the hours needed to maintain and update a multitude of stacks, and shortens the design cycle time when as-built inspection data can be incorporated into the design process.
T360 vs Manual-intensive Processes: An Example
T360 vs Manual-Intensive Processes
Part 1 is used in 5 stacks
Part 1 gets a design update. Yay!
But once the design update is done….
Tolerance Analysis has to be recalculated on every stack which uses the updated part. For this example, that’s 5. For your project, it could be hundreds of stacks.
So how is it done?
Manual-Intensive Processes vs Tolerance360
Hundreds of hours of engineering time are lost as engineers update, recalculate, and check each stack.
T360 automates the part/stack update processes, taking the pain out of tolerance analysis. T360 does the work so you don’t have to.
T360 frees engineers up for more creative activities by saving 100s of hours over manual-intensive processes.
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