The creation of a control plan is a vital component of comprehensive quality planning process. Control and Inspection Planning manages the process steps that control critical elements during the manufacturing processes, where the potential risks could not be fully mitigated, but controlled systematically to identify defective parts.
Siemens’ solution allows product teams to capture and associate a component’s manufacturing requirements directly to the 3D model, as well as convey this information to downstream manufacturing applications. A critical procedure is the creation of a control plan that takes the process, as well as the design-driven characteristics, into account. Automating identification of design characteristics enables continuous processes to improve quality assurance.
By leveraging Teamcenter collaboration platform, the quality team can leverage the information in the 3D model or the 2D drawing with their PMIs, because it supports the automatically ballooning of characteristic-relevant information. In Teamcenter Quality, it’s possible to automate the manual creation of an inspection plan and reduce, or eliminate, transfer errors. The results are available in a control plan printout by following the quality standards’ requirements.
Finally, the execution of inspections on the shop floor and the collection of this information can give fundamental insights. Thanks to the possibilities of closing the loop, it allows you to design for both quality and product excellence.