Automotive industry

Set of solutions to improve the use of 3D models in the automotive industry – Metrology and Quality News

Action Engineering recently announced the development of a model that will improve the way models are used in the automotive industry. The company has offered this solution to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC).

The company made this innovative leap based on particular observations from the industry. Action Engineering has found that industrial models are often proprietary or research models that do not match actual components. Therefore, realistic 3D datasets are not accessible.

Action Engineering used the concept of a door hinge to connect to the market. A three-part assembly has been provided to illustrate the benefits of modern geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) at the component level, represented by model-based definition, combination of geometry and product manufacturing information. Additionally, this concept will determine the value of model-based assemblies.

Basically, a hinge consists of three parts. It has two hinge halves and a pin. This analogy presents solid, realistic data that entities can easily apply to smart manufacturing. The hinge concept also makes data learning suitable and simple for testing a variety of data packages. The Automotive Industry Action Group is currently developing a proof of concept to test the Technical Data Package Guidelines for the Automotive Industry. Developing a standard set of guidelines for digital data packages will strengthen the automotive industry’s ability to provide uniform product definition to the supply chain. This breakthrough will allow suppliers to easily understand and use the product definition.

Action Engineering sent a Creo 5 dataset to DMSC and the Automotive Industry Action Group to test the Quality Information Framework (QIF) and data packet concepts respectively. Both organizations will be able to create data packages for use across the automotive industry for design definition, shop operations and maintenance activities. They will also create files derived from the Quality Information Framework to test their software.

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