Precision is the engine that drives reliability. The application of CETOL 6σ in the automotive industry provides a powerful example of the successful use of Sigmetrix’s tolerance analysis and GD&T software solutions.
- Body/Vehicle Engineering
APPLICATION – Injector Axis
Objective: CETOL 6σ used to the design change required to shorten line for injector axis and to represent true length of feature.
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APPLICATION – Manifold Seals-V Block Engine
Objective: CETOL 6σ tolerance analysis software was used to evaluate clearance between critical features for head assembly and manifold sealing surfaces
– Highly non-linear assembly problem
APPLICATION – Door Latch Assembly
Objective: See if application of CETOL 6σ software would shorten analysis time and save money
– Up to 60 hours per design on simple stack-up analyses. Conservative in tolerance application
– Multiple prototype iterations costs thousands of dollars and meant numerous weeks added to production time
– Door latch mechanism could potentially send a signal to the instrument panel that the latch on the door was locked when it was not; significant safety concern
APPLICATION – Gearbox
Objective: Ensure correct performance of gearbox and beat competitors to market with a more innovative, higher-quality product
Results: CETOL 6σ allowed the customer to analyze the shift mechanism in one-third of the usual time. It also enabled prediction of failure modes, correct application of GD&T and improved design confidence and production time.
Software & Usage Training is provided by a highly skilled team of GD&T advisers. Contact us now for an online demo, or a meeting to analyze CETOL 6σ‘s implementation strategy for your engineering and design team.