VSA-GDT and VSA-3D 3D tolerance analysis software is supplied to Ford Motor Co. as a module integrated within I-DEAS(TM) software, which is an essential element of the C3P (CAD/CAM/CAE/PIM) toolset. VSA software directly integrated with I-DEAS reduces concept-to-market time and predicts the amounts and causes of dimensional variation at each critical characteristic in complex mechanical assemblies. The GD&T schemes, assembly sequence, and assembly methods defined in I-DEAS automatically create the VSA-3D tolerance model.
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The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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