Title: Design concerns in dimensional verification and benchmarking proposal

Authors: Carlos Cajal; Jorge Santolaria; Raquel Acero; Marcos Pueo

Addresses: Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Academia General Militar, Crta. Huesca s/n. 50090, Zaragoza, Spain ' Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Zaragoza María de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain ' Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Academia General Militar, Crta. Huesca s/n. 50090, Zaragoza, Spain ' Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Academia General Militar, Crta. Huesca s/n. 50090, Zaragoza, Spain

Abstract: The design of a certain workpiece lies mainly in its functionality. Nevertheless, in most cases the design of the workpiece has to be adapted to the characteristics of the manufacturing process, taking casting as the most representative example. Surprisingly, dimensional verification is kept out of the design, increasing in some cases substantially the final cost of the workpiece. In this paper, the friendliness between the design and the verification is evaluated. The main concerns in dimensional verification: sampling strategy and uncertainty are addressed. Additionally, cost in terms of equipment and time is covered. Four illustrative cases, on the same workpiece design, are used to explain the method, benchmarking each of them in an Efficacy and Efficiency scale. For each, suggestion regarding workpiece design and process design are made in order to improve the final result of the benchmarking.

Keywords: design improvements; case studies; manufacturing; probing; laser scanning; control gauge; quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2017.084794

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2017 Vol.10 No.2, pp.152 - 166

Received: 02 Feb 2016
Accepted: 29 Jul 2016

Published online: 20 Jun 2017 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article