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Part Variation Modeller Simulation Tool


The Part variation Modeller Simulation Tool generates virtual non-ideal part or assembly based on CAD data (including GD&T specifications) and measurement data (i.e., cloud of points). It has capability for: (i) Variation
Simulation Analysis for deformable sheet-metal parts; (ii) part error characterisation for single part and batch of parts. The tool implements innovative methods to simulate “within batch” and “batchto-batch” variation. Tool’s integration capabilities are: (i) calculation of part fit-up to satisfy joint performance; (ii) definition and optimisation of locator/clamp layout (if integrated with the Fixture Layout Analyzer and Optimizer); (iii) extract significant deformation patterns from high dense cloud of points. Figure 1. shows the tool’s user interface with some snapshots of the so-calculated deformation patters of a door inner panel.

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Figure 1. Part Variation Modeller interface simulation tool

What is it?

  • Software package for virtual modelling of deformation patterns of sheet-metal part/assembly

What does it do?

  • Generates virtual part or assembly models based on part CAD and/or measurement data
  • Variation Simulation Analysis for deformable parts
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) for surface measurements (cloud of points data) used in stamping process or/and assembly

Benefits

  • Facilitates design optimisation for improved part and assembly performance
  • Provides an analysis tool for surface measurements (cloud of points data) used in stamping process or/and assembly
  • Facilitates root cause analysis in stamping and assembly processes

Part Variation Modeller Simulation Tool