ROBUST TOLERANCE DESIGN OF SYSTEMS WITH VARYING AMBIENT TEMPERATURE INFLUENCE DUE TO WORLDWIDE MANUFACTURING AND OPERATION
In today’s industrial environment products must be developed and brought to market in short time. Thereby the product developer faces additional challenges, such as globally distributed manufacture and use of technical products at several locations (with different climate conditions) around the world. The authors present an approach on tolerance analysis, taking into account dimensional and geometrical deviations as well as thermal expansions of parts. The goal is to achieve a robust tolerance design of systems for global manufacture and usage. Its practical use is shown in a case study.