Tolerance Analysis

Vector Diagram
Vector Diagram
Stack Diagram
Stack Diagram and Gap Calculation

We use stackup analysis to:

  • Ensure proper fit.
  • Ensure functional requirements are met.
  • Minimize tolerance stack-up.
  • Maximize production tolerances.
  • Justify all drawing tolerances.

Methodology

We use Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to describe each part's form, orientation, and location in a three-dimensional tolerance zone. The 3D data can be analyzed mathematically using the Vector Method to account for variations in form and orientation as well as size.

Documentation

We will prepare vector diagrams and spreadsheets that contain and explain the analysis.

GD&T Standards

We will use one of the following standards:

  • ASME Y14.5M-1994 Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • ASME Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning and Tolerancing.