The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2015, V. 76, n. 5–8, p. 1297–1310
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A simulation of tolerance analysis in assemblies using Sigmund Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT) software is validated through the example of an automobile locking device. Simulation with CAT, applying criteria on both the statistical distribution and the rivet pin position in the hole used in the example, will allow us to predict the functional dimension tolerances in these assemblies with greater accuracy in the preliminary design phase. These tolerances will subsequently define the manufacturing specifications. The statistical distribution, in the example, that best fits the overall set of tolerances, is the triangular distribution followed by the normal distribution; the position of the rivet pin axis in its hole is off-centre by 53 % with regard to its maximum value.
Computer Aided Tolerancing Hole pin float deviation Tolerance simulation and analysis in assemblies Statistical distributions in manufacturing