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Thursday, 10 September 2015


3DCS & CATIA USER'S DAY at Dassault Systèmes Campus (France)


During this one day conference based on CATIA User's community topics, we are pleased to welcome 3DCS (DS MarketPlace Partner) and some of its partners. 

However, our customers such as Airbus, MGRD Italia, Faurecia Exhaust, Jaguar Land Rover and SNECMA will also attend the event and be part of the conference. 

Event topics: 
  • The 3D Master Initiative
  • Dimensional Management in Tooling
  • Assembly and Tolerance Analysis
Want to attend the event? Click the button or call Ben Reese at +1-248-269-9777


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Friday, 31 July 2015

Dimensional Control Systems, Inc. (DCS) is releasing version 7.3.2.0 of 3DCS Variation Analyst with all new features.

3DCS Variation Analyst is an advanced variation analysis software to create virtual prototypes of products, testing their designs and manufacturing processes in a virtual environment in order to find build issues and non-conformance.

Integrated in CATIA V5-6, as well as standalone, 3DCS Variation Analyst Version 7.3.2.0 delivers advanced simulation to DCS and Dassault Systèmes customers.

Advanced features are added to is new release such as Locator Sensitivity Analyzer and Alias Display.

Locator Sensitivity Analyst can be used to check the effect of different locators for a part. This helps determine optimal assembly conditions, and can be used to reduce variation caused by assembly processes at the plant.

Alias display gives the user of 3DCS the ability to instantly rename moves, measures and tolerances using variable naming conventions.

Moreover, Color mapping has also been improved. Quickly see the distance from nominal, or determine trouble zones on parts or assemblies.

“At DCS, we
constantly strive to improve our software and add features that customers
need,” said 3DCS Product Manager Dave Johnson. “By listening to our customers
and partners, we’ve improved the software to incorporate features and quality
of life updates in order to meet the needs of marketplace.”

You can find more information about this new release on http://blog.3dcs.com/3dcs-variation-analysis-new-version-7.3.2.0

or visit the DCS catalog on the DS Marketplace on http://www.plmmarketplace.com/software/dcs.html






DCS
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Friday, 13 September 2013

Determinant assembly has become more common due to advancements in engineering tools. However, the proper use and application of those tools is key to successfully reaping the benefits of determinant assembly processes. With well-organized dimensional engineering processes, aerospace manufacturers can use advanced three-dimensional simulation to first test and determine whether determinant assembly is the proper methodology.

Don Jasurda, vice president of sales at Dimensional Control Systems (DCS), will be presenting on “Dimensional Engineering for Determinant Assembly: Utilizing Dimensional Engineering Tools to Optimize Assembly Processes” at the SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition September 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Montreal, Canada.

By referring to case studies, Mr. Jasurda will demonstrate how key is determinant assembly in modern manufacturing processes. The presentation will emphasize on the benefits for the aerospace industry.

After the presentation, the DCS team will be present on booth 704 to answer your questions and provide you with personalized answers regarding determinant assembly.

The DCS team

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

For those of you looking for some interesting reading during Summer time (and even after…), we have updated our blogroll. A few 3DS partners have launched their own blog where they share their views, insights, ideas,… on how 3D can change the world we live in.
This is pretty interesting and less formal/corporate than the usual talks we can have and an invitation to debate and express your opinion with the partner and the readers.

So now, update your bookmarks:

- AMD: discover the latest state-of-art 3D graphics cards brought to the market by AMD and fully compatible with Dassault Systèmes' solutions.
- CD-adapco: everything you wanted to know about Computational Fluids Dynamics (aka CFD) is explained here by CD-adapco.
- Creaform: 3D printing is making the buzz at the moment but did you ever consider a technology that works in pairs with it: 3D scanning? Discover the world of 3D handheld scanner with Creaform!
- Dimensional Controls Systems: those of you interested in the world of automotive or aerospace really have to discover the world of tolerance analysis, the world of DCS!
- Golaemhow will a crowd behave in such or such situation? This is the questions Golaem can answer thanks to its simulations tools!
- Theorem Solutions: ever wondered if it was possible to switch from a CAD system to another? Check out how with Theorem Solutions.

And of course, there is the Dassault Systèmes blog, the place to discover more 3D experiences, to learn more about the world of 3DS and share your vision of the 3D with the community!

Enjoy all these valuable sources of content and ways to exchange and have a great Summer time!

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Monday, 20 May 2013

DCS was glad to be a part of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality on May 6th through the 8th. DCS sent a sales team consisting of its new Account Manager and Sales Representative, Mike Pritchard, and DCS’s Marketing Specialist Ben Reese to exhibit its quality solutions.

The conference was well attended. With quality professionals from around the world, the DCS staff was excited to discuss current trends and activities with companies from Australia, India, South Korea, Japan, China and Europe. With the world of quality constantly evolving, it is important to keep in touch with other professionals and experts.

The conference was well organized and executed. Between lunches, keynote speaking engagements, sessions, activities and evening networking, the ASQ Conference kept all of its attendees busy. Look below at some pictures from the event.

DCS is looking forward to attending more ASQ events in the future. Are you looking to be involved? Visit ASQ’s site here. For more information about DCS’s quality solutions, and how they can increase the quality of your product while reducing production costs, visit www.3dcs.com.

The Dimensional Control Systems Team

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Our long-term partner Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) will demonstrate the Closed-Loop Quality Solution for aerospace manufacturing at AeroDef Manufacturing 2013. The event will take place March 19-21, 2013 in California, USA and will focus on how to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the Aerospace & Defense industry.

Just to remind you, DCS is a key partner from Dassault Systèmes in the field of quality assurance and variation analysis. Their software 3DCS is fully integrated in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Moreover, and this is why DCS will exhibit at AeroDef Manufacturing 2013, the company has expertise as well as many customers in the industry such as Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.


3DCS Variation Analyst for CATIA V5.

If you wish to see 3DCS in action and understand the kind of challenges it can help you meet, stop by DCS' booth (#740) and meet with Don Jasurda, VP of Sales and Rick Rots, Account Manager.

We hope you will enjoy the visit!

The DCS & PLM MarketPlace teams

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Don Jasurda, VP of Sales, and Rick Rots, Account Manager, of Dimensional Control Systems (DCS), a developer of dimensional quality solutions, will be attending the upcoming SolidWorks World 2013 International Reseller and User Conference and Exposition. The event will be held January 20 through the 23 in Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando, Florida.

DCS is excited to have the opportunity to meet with SolidWorks’ resellers as well as demonstrate to SolidWorks’ users the functionality of 3DCS Variation Analyst with SolidWorks CAD. Leveraging their 12 years of experience as a CATIA V5 Gold Software Partner, DCS looks to carry that same success beyond CATIA into SolidWorks.

To learn more or to see a live demonstration, stop by kiosk 1144-C at SolidWorks World 2013 or visit DCS on the web at www.3dcs.com.

The DCS Team

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Friday, 07 December 2012

During the last 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America taking place last month in Orlando (FL), we had the opportunity to meet Don Jasurda, Vice President of Sales for our partner Dimensional Control Systems Inc (DCS).

DCS has been a Dassault Systèmes' partner for more than ten years now and recently became a V6 Apps Partner. The company provides variation analysis solutions working with CATIA.

Take a look at Don's interview, you will know more about DCS, its software, history, customers and all the benefits you can get by working with them.

Any question? Need more info on a specific aspect of DCS' solutions? Don't hesitate to contact them at sales@3dcs.com or leave your comments below to share with the community!

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Monday, 05 November 2012

Here we are, at the Marriott Orlando World Center for the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America. The Technology Showcase is almost ready with our partners setting up their booths. PLM MarketPlace will have its booth too, and it will be our pleasure to welcome you and give you an insight on our ecosystem of software and hardware partners.


Follow the signs to the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America!

As said above, some PLM MarketPlace partners will be there, pay them a visit at their booth: Coastal Logic, ElysiumGeometric, Technia, Adaptive Corporation, Idex Solutions, Processia, Tata Technologies.
Some representatives of other PLM MarketPlace partners will be there too (DCS, Transcat, AMD,...), don't hesitate to ask us if you need some help to meet the right person!

If you couldn't make it to Orlando, don't worry, we'll be tweeting from the event, just keep an eye on the hashtag #3DXforum on Twitter!

See you tomorrow!
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Thanks to our partner Dimensional Control Systems (aka DCS), SolidWorks 2012 users have now the chance to get variation analysis with 3DCS Variation Analyst Multi-CAD.

The benefits are clear for designers and engineers. They will use 3DCS Variation Analyst Multi-CAD and SolidWorks software to predict the dimensional variability of their designs and assembly processes so that manufacturing issues can be resolved before production, with optimized tolerances and assembly methods.

All of this, of course, in a shared environment in order to promote better productivity, efficiency and product quality.

You can read more details in the Dassault Systèmes / Dimensional Control Systems joint press release and contact Ben Reese for more information about this new solution.

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Engineers across many manufacturing industries are faced with dimensional engineering challenges as their organizations increase the use of automation on the plant floor.

A critical part of the engineers’ dimensional engineering process involves verifying that the parts being produced meet the tolerances and dimensional specifications they’ve outlined. Yet, cycle time reductions resulting from increased automation have limited the windows of time they have to confirm these “as-built” measurements.

This is where having a comprehensive closed-loop dimensional engineering process in place is not only desirable, but necessary.

Closed-loop solutions

In a closed-loop dimensional engineering process, dimensional quality data reports are generated as the product enters preproduction and initial runs begin. Engineers refer to the reports and check key points to ensure that measurement plans for the detail parts are being followed and that end-products achieve the quality targets expected based on the results of all prior steps in the dimensional engineering process. With these results, they are able to quickly conduct root-cause analyses of quality issues as they arise. If the end-products are not achieving the quality expected, engineers can “loop back” to find out where problems originated and initiate corrective actions as needed.

This closed loop approach is referred to as such because it closes the product lifecycle management loop and allows engineers to apply world-class dimensional engineering to their products from start to finish, a critical component of an overall quality program.

While there are many dimensional engineering tools on the market today, few provide meaningful, measurement-based data all the way across the product lifecycle, through the production phase. And even fewer can function well in an automation environment with tight cycle times.

Dimensional Control Systems’ software tools (3DCS and GDM) are among the few that function well in a highly automated event. They provide comprehensive virtual simulation and analyses of variation and tolerances in product design from the initial product development and into production, ensuring that the value of the dimensional analysis is maintained across the full product lifecycle, regardless of cycle time.

The 3DCS software tool is a CAD-based tolerance analysis solution for predicting the amounts of part and process variation and identifying their sources. It allows manufacturers to thoroughly appraise design, fabrication and assembly robustness by quickly evaluating embedded Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), assembly tooling and build sequencing – all well ahead of production release. The 3DCS tool uses a Monte Carlo random number generator to randomly select points, (representing random production builds) within each tolerance and distribution, one sampling at a time. The tolerance simulation identifies areas of concern, potential failure rates, and statistical results for each measurement, such as percent out of specification. A sensitivity analysis then looks at each tolerance as it relates to each measurement, and it identifies the percentage contribution or affect on each measurement.

Based on the output of 3DCS, measurement plans are created with GDM. The plans define which critical-to-quality characteristics are to be inspected for dimensional variability. GDM is a quality data management reporting and monitoring system, which allows users and managers to review and control their processes from anywhere in the world. By providing real-time analysis of measured quality data, trends can be detected and potential problems rectified well before parts or assemblies start to fail more traditional quality checks. For the first time it will be possible to ‘close the loop’ from manufacturing back to design, providing real feedback for engineers, directly improving overall product quality.

By relying on these virtual simulations and feeding measurement inspection data back into the tolerance model, engineers can quickly pinpoint issues and perform corrective actions -- avoiding the need to chase problems through their build process by trial and error.

An example

In a typical application of 3DCS to a product design, the engineer identifies key points within its design that it wants to control closely. For example, key points typically exist where a door fits to a body or a hood interfaces with the headlamp or fender. All parties involved focus on holding these points precisely as the design moves into manufacturing.

While 3DCS can predict and show through virtual simulation the variation of hundreds of features with corresponding measurement points in the design stage, these vast amount of data would be too cumbersome to interpret, and root-cause analyze, for the plant floor engineers in a highly automated environment.

In this environment, the number of points they can actually check must be limited in order to meet their tight cycle-time requirements, and or measurement cell/tooling budget restrictions. When measurements of key points are taken through automated in-line inspection devices, the number of points that can be checked at each manufacturing cell are far fewer than the limits often applied in manual processes.

For example, a manual process on a coordinate measurement machine, or CMM, can easily measure 300-plus points over a couple of hours. To optimize this process for an automated inline application, a 90 percent reduction in points is required.

To meet the constraints of the faster cycle times associated with increased automation, many engineers use the Advanced Analyzer Optimizer (AAO) feature of 3DCS. This feature compares the hundreds of focal features identified through the 3DCS core functions then further sorts them to identify those that have the very highest influence on the overall quality of the product. This process gives engineering and quality to tools to effectively and efficiently identify critical features and plant floor quality tooling requirements.

In practice

America’s premium truck manufacturer, Peterbilt, is one of the companies that can speak to the value of the 3DCS approach. The company has been using 3DCS tools to manage dimensional quality throughout the design process for many years. As it moves more heavily into inline automated process, the company is pleased to be able to extend the value of dimensional engineering more fully into the production environment.

As its use of automation increases, the company believes that having agile dimensional engineering tools built into its quality processes will help it continue to meet quality and cost goals while speeding its product turnaround times.

The flexibility of 3DCS enables Peterbilt engineers to continue to use the power of a closed-loop dimensional engineering approach to identify the key points that most affect the fit, function and finish of their products-- even as the allowable number of points is reduced.

Think about the number of points you are typically able to check using your automated in-line inspection devices. How many key points can you measure within your time constraints? 

How much time can you ultimately save by identifying the key points for measurement? 

The Dimensional Control Systems Inc. Team

Note that the following solutions from DCS Inc. are available on the PLM MarketPlace catalog: 3DCS Advanced Analyzer/Optimizer, 3DCS Analyst CAA V5 Based, 3DCS Designer CAA V5 Based, 3DCS FEA Compliant Modeler, Geofactor.

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Friday, 13 July 2012

Yesterday, Dimensional Control Systems, Inc. (DCS) has launched their newest product 3DCS Mechanical Variation Analyst (3DCS Mechanical), a new streamlined dimensional analysis solution.

3DCS Mechanical delivers simplified stand-alone modeling of mechanical and kinematic assemblies or as an add-on for 3DCS Variation Analyst, one of the core DCS software platforms. 3DCS Mechanical provides a library of joints and constraints to model assembly processes beyond simple sets. These assemblies can be static, or they can move through a range of motion.

To address the need for advanced non-linear equation solving capabilities within 3DCS Mechanical, DCS relied on the partnership and expertise of Spatial Corp., supplier of the General Geometric Constraint Manager (GGCM) developed by ALS Geometric Software S.A.. Using GGCM, 3DCS Mechanical is able to perform a range of analysis on assemblies that may bind or fail to articulate, allowing problem discovery and resolution in a virtual environment prior to production when escalating costs and project delays can be disastrous.

Complex assembly analysis and advanced non-linear equation solving, combined with large-tolerance joint handling capabilities, are some of the features of GGCM that DCS leveraged. “The partnership between DCS and Spatial provides mutual benefit,” notes Linda Lokay, VP Marketing & Business Development at Spatial, “DCS can deliver key differentiating solutions by partnering with Spatial and Spatial gains better insight and knowledge about the stringent requirements needed by DCS helping advance our components.

We have built this new tool in response to our customer’s needs, and will continue to streamline its functionality to make it the perfect tool for mechanical assemblies,” says John Mathieson, Executive Vice President and COO at DCS, “With the assistance of our partner, Spatial Corp, we have created a unique software solution that raises the bar for variation analysis.

After becoming a V6 Partner, this is another proof of all the capabilities that can be delivered from the strong partnership between Dassault Systèmes and DCS!

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

In today’s world, effective communications and consistent measurements across all engineering disciplines and processes are essential to the design and manufacture of the highest quality products. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is key to achieving these goals. 

GD&T Defined 
GD&T is a standard language used to communicate the allowable geometric variation on parts. The language includes symbols that are used on mechanical engineering drawings to quickly and accurately define design, manufacturing and inspection requirements for various features on components and assemblies. 

The GD&T symbols for each dimension on a part represent their relationship to a “datum,” the feature on that part that is used as a reference point for tolerance calculations and dimensional measurements. The datum on each part is considered “zero” and calculations are built from that point to all other dimensions in order to ensure the consistency of the part. A datum system, often referred to as a “zero reference” system, makes it clear to design, manufacturing and quality engineers where they need to begin measuring or manufacturing from. Additionally, the use of datums dramatically simplifies the design and specification processes. 

There are two standard GD&T languages: ASME Y14.5-2009 within the United States, and ISO 1101-2004 outside the United States.

Advantages of GD&T 
The key benefits of using GD&T include: 
Clarity and consistency in the design process 
GD&T provides a clear and concise method for defining a reference coordinate system on a component or assembly that can be used throughout manufacturing and inspection. This reduces misinterpretations, and the need for costly engineering changes and rework that can result from a lack of clarity. 

Before GD&T existed, there were no standards; many people interpreted each drawing differently. GD&T is standardized and mathematized which means that anyone who knows the language can read a drawing and interpret it as intended. 

Dramatic time savings  
By using GD&T, engineers dramatically reduce their need for drawing notes to describe complex geometry requirements on components and assemblies. 

Fit with accepted design-for-manufacturing methods 
The proper application of GD&T closely dovetails accepted and logical mechanical design processes and design-for-manufacturing considerations. For example, the allowable variations as defined through GD&T can be directly read, or “imported,” into 3-dimensional tolerance analysis software like 3DCS. When combined together, this set of tools can statistically predict whether or not a product or assembly will meet its fit, finish and function requirements well before any actual products are produced.

Opportunity Lost 
As a tool, GD&T has been used in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, commercial design, and other manufacturing industries for the last few decades. Its usage has grown in tandem with the industries’ move from mechanical drawings to digital design. 

But is it being used to its fullest potential? Many experts, like GD&T pioneer and educator Bob Kaphengst, say it is not. 

According to Kaphengst, the lack of formal education about GD&T is one of the main roadblocks. 

“Most engineering schools and graduate programs do not teach GD&T as part of their curricula,” explained Kaphengst, “so when engineers get into the workplace, they simply apply the symbols they learn on the job to their design work without a true understanding of how to optimize the use of GD&T to improve product quality.” 

GD&T Must Be a Team Effort 
While GD&T must, first and foremost, capture design intent, it must also focus on function, cost and other business concerns. The best designs in the world are worthless if they cannot be produced. That is why manufacturers, suppliers, and quality engineers should all be involved with the requirements on each drawing. When they are not involved, drawings often end up with overly tight tolerances or result in parts that cannot be produced at the quality level, cost and turnaround times expected by industry. 

“In many businesses, there isn’t smooth, consistent coordination between the designers who apply GD&T and the manufacturing engineers who rely on the symbols for tooling and assembly,” notes Kaphengst. “There needs to be a process where designers ask manufacturing engineers and quality inspectors if the parts and tooling they’ve drawn will fit together and function as intended.”

Kaphengst believes that an understanding of GD&T should extend even beyond the product and manufacturing engineers and that anyone who creates, approves or uses an engineering drawing should know how to read and apply GD&T.. 

GD&T is one of the most powerful tools available to improve quality, reduce cost and shorten delivery time. With a solid understanding of how to optimize this tool, companies around the globe can experience the highest levels of customer satisfaction and profitability.

What do you think?

  • Do you agree that GD&T isn't as widely used as it should be?
  • Should GD&T be added to engineering school curriculum? Do you know of programs that include it?
  • What do you think is the best way to teach GD&T across the organization, including manufacturing, purchasing, etc... not just designers?

Robert Kaphengst 

More about Robert Kaphengst:

Robert Kaphengst serves as president and chief executive officer of Dimensional Control Systems, Inc., www.3dcs.com, which he co-founded in 1994. In addition, Kaphengst is a frequent industry speaker on the continuous improvement of product quality through processes including GD&T. Prior to co-founding DCS, he was with General Motors for nearly 30 years where he drove manufacturing process improvements. In his last 10 years at GM, he was responsible for the dimensional management process and the use of GD&T within the Truck Division. After leaving General Motors, Kaphengst continued to serve as a contractor, responsible for dimensional problem-solving at assembly plants. Kaphengst is a widely respected pioneer in the application of GD&T. including special applications on body sheet metal. He has taught several hundred classes on the subject at companies across North America, South America, Germany and England.

DCS
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Twelve years after signing its first partnership with Dassault Systèmes, Dimensional Control Systems just became a V6 partner! It means that our joint customers will be offered to have 3DCS Variation Analyst integrated in the V6 platform. They will have the chance to get a streamlined platform supporting tolerance analysis and the management of dimensional quality data within the V6 environment.

From visualizing the impact of design and manufacturing variation of a product’s perceived quality (fit and finish), to comprehensive in-depth tolerance analysis for identification of critical to quality characteristics, to root-cause analysis of variation problems in production, 3DCS covers the scope of dimensional quality while being seamlessly integrated into the V6 environment.

"Industries will benefit from an end to end collaborative process for Mechanical systems Design, Simulation and Manufacturing, allowing designers, manufacturing process planners and tolerancing experts to jointly perform assembly variation analysis to reach increased end Product quality." said Dominique Florack, Dassault Systèmes Senior EVP Research & Development.

Needless to say that the excitement was also shared by our partner DCS: "Tolerance analysis has become so integral to our customers’ product development strategy that a seamless integration into the V6 environment is necessary to keep up with the growing demands of reduced product development time and ever more demanding quality standards.", explains Bob Kaphengst, DCS President and CEO. 

You will hear about the V6 version of 3DCS Variation Analyst very soon. In the meantime, take a moment to discover the V5 version on PLM MarketPlace, see its capabilities, how it works and also some success stories with various customers.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

On May 22nd and 23rd, the DCS Global Technology & User Conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan. This will be a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge in advanced “robust” design processes and the integration of tolerance analysis and quality data management into those processes.

During these two days, DCS' experts, customers and partners will share their best practices, success stories and latest innovations. It is a huge opportunity to increase your productivity and maximize your return on investment.

Last but not least, some prestigious customers will be on stage sharing their experience using DCS solutions: Bombardier, ITER, GM, Chrysler, Embraer, Jaguar Land Rover, Boeing, Daimler, Tata Consultancy Services,...

It is still time to register for the DCS Global Technology & User Conference! For any question, please contact sales@3dcs.com.


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Monday, 04 April 2011

The AeroDef Manufacturing Conference will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from April 5 through 7. This event brings together aerospace and defense professionals.

Donald Jasurda, DCS Inc. Vice President, is pleased to invite you at his session focusing on "Manufacturing Quality Management - Leveraging Your Measurement Data for Engineering Process Improvement". This presentation is scheduled for 1:30pm on April 7.

"As manufacturers work to shorten cycle times and meet ever-decreasing budgets, it is essential that they maximize their use of measurement data to achieve ongoing process improvements", Jasurda says.

If you want to attend this session, please register at the AeroDef Manufacturing Conference website.

Also, note that DCS Inc. has got several of its products available on PLM MarketPlace, including 3DCS Advanced Analyzer/Optimizer, 3DCS Analyst CAA V5 Based, 3DCS Designer CAA V5 Based, 3DCS FEA Compliant Modeler and Geofactor.
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Friday, 27 August 2010

Tesla Motors has selected Dimensional Control Systems (DCS)’s 1DCS and 3DCS solutions to provide tolerance analysis as part of its commitment to lead the automotive industry in quality with the development of the Model S.

Tesla’s design engineers are using 1DCS in the earliest stages of product development to explore hypothetical designs for rapid evaluation and iteration throughout development of the Model S. 3DCS will provide the tools to run precise tolerance analyses of the Model S design and the associated manufacturing process using the Functional Tolerancing and Analysis (FTA) process in CATIA.


“We are pushing the automotive and engineering limits at Tesla in our development of the Model S,” said Tesla Motors Dimensional Engineering Manager Steve Bannasch. “To ensure our cars are first in quality, we must be the very best in fit and finish. DCS allows us to achieve our goals without adding unnecessary cost. Their solution is completely integrated with CATIA and provides the most flexibility of design. The DCS team has clearly taken the time to research the differences between rigid and flexible materials and the impact they have on tolerances.”

What kind of processes do you use to ensure fit, finish and function? Do you take advantage of dimensional engineering?

The DCS Team

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