The latest issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine  features an article discussing whether or not the advantages of model-based definition justify the effort to change engineering, manufacturing, and inspection practices.

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“Digital Tolerance,” by Associate Editor Jean Thilmany, includes quotes from Alex as an expert on the ASME Y14.41-2003 Standard on Digital Product Definition Data Practices. Alex served as chairman of the Y14.41 Committee and developed a course on Solid Model Tolerancing that is available as an onsite workshop through ETI.

Engineers and manufacturers can use the standard to communicate model tolerancing in an accepted way, Krulikowski said. “If one company shows model tolerances one way and another company another way, the user doesn’t know how to find them on the drawing, or how to interpret them and read them,” he said.

Read the full article here.

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